2011 ridership exceeded the previous record year of 2008. 2011 average weekday ridership was 4.5 percent greater than 2010.
The total number of 389.8 million unlinked passenger trips is also the highest for a calendar year in the MBTA era beginning in the 1960's.
December 2011 average weekday ridership was 11.3 percent greater than December 2010, the largest monthly increase in almost four years. The average weekday ridership has been higher compared to the previous year for 11 consecutive months.
MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis sayes the record ridership reflects a strengthening economy and a strong demand for public transportation.
Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend posted on Aug 28
As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend
Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated posted on Aug 27
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new $4.3 million Holyoke Train Station on the Knowledge Corridor and restoration of Amtrak Vermonter Line …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated
MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line posted on Aug 26
Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line