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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South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31
The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set
Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open