MBTA ridership in August 2012 increased again compared to the same month in the previous year. Weekday ridership in August increased by 1.2% compared to August 2011, with an average of 1.256 million passenger trips per weekday. Ridership has increased year-to-year in 18 of the past 19 months.
August 2012 subway ridership increased by 2.7%. Trolley-Green Line average weekday ridership grew by 1.5%. Bus weekday ridership decreased slightly by 0.6%. Commuter Rail ridership rose by 1.4%.
"The robust demand for public transit is a clear sign that we need to maintain a strong transportation system in the Commonwealth," said MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey.
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Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel posted on Jun 29
MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely on the 4th of July holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, July 1, through the …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel
Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13 posted on Jun 29
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MassDOT in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see …Continue Reading Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13
Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 posted on Jun 28
MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11