The MBTA’s governing board is considering a fare increase that will average 6.3% for T riders, effective July 1, 2019.
Fares and Finances
MBTA Service Cuts
The MBTA has proposed to cut services to balance its budget. While I do not endorse any of the cuts, I do feel we need to let the MBTA board work through the hard choices it has to make.
The Challenges Faced by the MBTA
To run Greater Boston, we need trains and buses that run reliably. To get there, we are going to have to make some hard choices. Given limited resources and more or less fixed costs, we need to do a better job setting priorities within our transportation budget.
Proposed MBTA Fare Increases
Today, I attended a briefing on the MBTA’s proposed fare increase with Transportation Secretary Rich Davey and MBTA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis. The MBTA is considering increasing fares in …
2nd Suffolk & Middlesex MBTA Route Performance Indicators
All of the above data was culled from the MBTA’s Route Performance Indicators. You can view see a set of statistics for all bus routes here. The ridership counts are …
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The MBTA in the 2013-4 legislative session
My top priority in the first leg of the 2013-14 session will be strengthening the MBTA. The maintenance backlog and service challenges of the MBTA have drawn wide attention. But …
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