The average of 390,000 daily riders on MBTA buses in August is the highest monthly average on record. System-wide, average weekday ridership for August 2010 increased by 4.5% over August 2009, the largest jump since October 2008. An average of more than 1.25 million passenger trips were made each weekday in August. It also marked the sixth consecutive month of system-wide ridership increases.
MBTA General Manager Richard Davey says the record bus ridership reflects numerous improvements to the bus system, including the availability of real-time bus arrival information, the extension of Silver Line service from Washington Street to South Station, and the deployment of new, 60-foot long buses on the busy Rt. 28, serving Roxbury and Mattapan.
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Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced