Post Content

MBTA orange line train copy2MBTA ridership for October 2013 increased by nearly 3% over October 2012, and totaled 36.228 million passenger trips.

According to MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott,  “Our October numbers represent the highest monthly ridership recorded since the beginning of the MBTA.”

Average daily ridership for October increased by 4.3% over the same month last year, and totaled 1.382 million passenger trips per weekday.   As with the month overall, this is the highest weekday ridership recorded since the MBTA was created in 1964.

“This is the closest we’ve ever come to an average daily ridership of 1.4 million passenger trips,” said General Manager Scott.   “Ridership on almost all modes increased, with particularly big jumps on the subway and buses.”  In October, the Red, Orange, and Blue Lines carried an average of 35,500 more riders a day than the previous October.  Buses provided a daily average of 22,100 more passenger trips than October 2012.

“Whether it’s commuting to work or traveling to a Sox game, more and more people are relying on the MBTA,” said General Manager Scott.  “This is why investing in public transportation is a critically important part of growing the economy.”

Visit MBTA.com to check schedules and buy tickets.

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

Baker-Polito Administration Infrastructure Award Boosts New Bedford Regional Airport posted on Sep 22

Baker-Polito Administration Infrastructure Award Boosts New Bedford Regional Airport

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced an award of approximately $216,600 to New Bedford Regional Airport which will allow infrastructure improvements to be made so that the airport will be able to begin accommodating commercial flights. This award will be combined with   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Infrastructure Award Boosts New Bedford Regional Airport

Braintree: Route 3 Bridge Replacement Upcoming Weekend Impacts posted on Sep 21

Braintree: Route 3 Bridge Replacement Upcoming Weekend Impacts

MassDOT held a news conference today to underscore the traffic impacts of the Route 3 Bridge Replacement Project which will mean detours and lane reductions on Route 3 in Braintree this weekend, September 22-25 and during the weekend of October 13-16. For this $6.3 million project,   …Continue Reading Braintree: Route 3 Bridge Replacement Upcoming Weekend Impacts

Baker-Polito Administration Supports 49 Community Recreational Trail Projects posted on Sep 19

Baker-Polito Administration Supports 49 Community Recreational Trail Projects

Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced $1.8 million in 49 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants to community trail projects throughout the Commonwealth, which will construct over 10 miles of new trails and structures and will improve over 150 miles of existing recreational trails within the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Supports 49 Community Recreational Trail Projects