Post Content

MBTA Blue Line NEW Cars at Maverick 17NOV09The MBTA announced that ridership topped 400 million for the year ending on June 30, 2012.  Average weekday ridership during Fiscal Year 2012 jumped by 5.7 percent over the previous year.  There were an average of 1.312 million passenger trips per weekday, the first time that daily ridership averaged more than 1.3 million for an entire fiscal year.  

Ridership increased across the MBTA system.  Bus ridership grew 5.9%, subway by 5.2% and trolleys by 8%.  Total annual ridership for Fiscal Year 2012 was approximately 400,185,000. 

Weekday ridership for the month of June 2012 also increased by 1.5% compared to June 2011, the 17th consecutive month of ridership growth.  That is the longest such streak in MBTA history.  

Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis said the unprecedented ridership levels are the result of the state’s continued economic growth, lower unemployment rates, the availability of real-time information for bus and train customers, and an overall improvement in MBTA service reliability.

Visit mbta.com today to check schedules and buy tickets online.

Written By:

Recent Posts

All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23

All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is convening public hearings on toll structure changes within I-90, (the Massachusetts Turnpike), and the Metropolitan Highway System, which includes the Boston tunnels and the Tobin Memorial Bridge. The proposed changes include changes in the toll collection gantry locations and   …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling posted on Aug 22

MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors acted today to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling