Is it time to expand water transportation in Greater Boston?
A recent Pioneer Institute report explored the benefits of increased investment in the MBTA’s water-based public transportation service to meet the growing demand among commuters in Massachusetts’ coastal communities. In the brief video clip below, Pioneer Institute Research & Policy Associate Matt Blackbourn shares key findings from this report, which he co-authored with Pioneer Research Director Greg Sullivan, regarding ferry service performance and costs compared to other MBTA transit modes and peer agencies across the country. Click the button below to read the report, and the video player below that to watch the clip.
Recent media coverage:
This report received extensive media attention, including radio coverage on WGBH and WBUR. Click on the links below:
- The Boston Herald: “Study suggests MBTA float ferry service expansion”
- The Boston Herald: Editorial: “Ferrying off to work”
- The Boston Globe: “Look to the harbor to ease Boston’s transportation woes“
- The Boston Globe: “Steady stream of studies fuel transportation debates,” and here
- The Boston Business Journal: “Seaport ferry, funded by business, would be open to public“
- State House News Service: “SENATE REPORT ASSERTS PUBLIC DISSATISFIED WITH MASS. TRANSPORTATION“
- The Lynn Daily Item: “LYNN FERRY’S FUTURE BUOYED BY REPORT”
- The Salem News: “Our view: Ferry expansion can help ease traffic woes“