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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MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28 posted on May 26
MassDOT weekend commuter boat service will be provided for the third year between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, Grape Island and Boston. The service begins Memorial Day weekend and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. “Commuter ferry service on the weekends during the two previous …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28
Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting posted on May 26
MassDOT has scheduled a community meeting for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project as follows: Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (CGS 129), Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue. The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project will replace the existing superstructure …Continue Reading Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel