The T reports a total of 1.287 million unlinked passenger trips per weekday during March.
Ridership grew by 6.9% on the Red, Orange, and Blue Lines heavy rail lines and 7.7% on the Green Line and and Mattapan Trolley light rail systems. Beginning in March, 19 additional three-car train trips were added weekdays on the Green Line. Bus ridership grew by 1.9%.
MBTA ridership has grown in six of the nine months beginning in July 2010, compared to the same month the previous year.
MBTA officials believe the ridership jump is likely a result of rising fuel prices along with modest economic growth and pent up demand plus improved on-time performance following the recent harsh winter.
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Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule