The MBTA’s governing board is considering a fare increase that will average 6.3% for T riders, effective July 1, 2019.
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.
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.
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 response to last year’s transportation fiance overhaul that directs the MBTA to generate an increasing share of its own revenue. As part of last year’s […]
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 estimates based on a survey conducted in the fall of 2010 using Automated Passenger Counters and manual counts, not fare box information. Terminology: Route Type […]
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 we need to do much more than stabilize the existing system. We need to increase the capacity of the busiest routes on the system. Much […]