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.
Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated posted on Dec 23
Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressmen Richard Neal and James McGovern, MassDOT Acting Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola, local elected officials and community members for the inaugural run of Amtrak’s Vermonter service on the Knowledge Corridor. The restored rail line, prioritized by Governor Patrick as part …Continue Reading Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated
Plan Ahead for Safe Holiday Travel! posted on Dec 22
MassDOT advises residents and visitors to travel safely during the upcoming holiday season, check our online resources, and use public transportation where possible. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Safe Holiday Travel!
MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27 posted on Dec 19
The restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines will begin next Saturday, December 27. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after a two year absence. “MassDOT is …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27