No Clear Correlation Between Fare Revenue and Ridership

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In recent weeks, many MBTA riders have expressed frustration…

MassOpenBooks: A Look at the Highest Paid Private Vendors in 2018

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In 2018, quasi-public Massachusetts agencies made a total of…

Vehicle Maintenance Expenses Reveal Need for Updated T System

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The MBTA is in the midst of a transformative $8 billion, five-year…

Demand Response Transportation on the Decline

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Despite a growth in public transportation use in recent years,…

Mass Analysis: Municipalities in Massachusetts that collect the most in forfeitures & fees per capita

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Fines and forfeitures can be a relatively significant revenue…

MBTA Strikes Balance Nationally with Number of Vehicles Operated

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The MBTA provides incredible benefits to the citizens of Massachusetts.…

MBTA’s Popular Heavy Rail System Lacking Expenditures

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The MBTA’s heavy rail system is made up of the Red, Orange,…

MassOpenBooks: A Look at Annual Pension Trends

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In 2018, the Commonwealth provided $5.2 Billion in pension benefits…

MassOpenBooks: A Look at the Top Departments by Average Overtime Pay in 2018

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In 2018, the Commonwealth provided a total of $368.15 million…

A Follow-up on Pension Systems with the Highest Growth Rates in Unfunded Liability

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As Pioneer has previously discussed, Massachusetts continues…

MassPensions: Three Highest Growth Rates in Unfunded Pension Liability

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It’s no secret that Massachusetts’s public pension systems…

MassPensions: Highest Reductions in Unfunded Liabilities

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Despite the overall dismal performance of Massachusetts’s public…

MassAnalysis: Which municipality receives the most state revenue per capita?

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Local governments generate capital from a variety of sources:…

MassOpenBooks: The Top Overtime Earners in 2018

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According to state law, most Massachusetts employees are entitled…

MBTA’s Planned Spending Comes at a Welcome Time

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With the MBTA making the massive commitment to spend $8 billion…

The MBTA’s Escalating Operating Expenses

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The MBTA experienced a significant increase in operating expenses…

MassOpenBooks: A Look at Departments with the Highest Average Pay

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Ever wonder which public departments in Massachusetts pay their…

MassAnalysis: Drawing data-based comparisons between cities and towns

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Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns—a constellation of communities…

MassPensions: The Leaders and Laggards among Massachusetts Public Pension Systems

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As detailed in a recent study published by the Pioneer Institute,…

MassAnalysis: Understanding local debts

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Although they must maintain balanced budgets, Massachusetts municipalities…

A List of the Top Pension Earners in 2018

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The Massachusetts’ Teachers Retirement System and the Massachusetts…

MBTA Exhibits Worrying Vehicle Revenue Miles Trend

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Along with Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation…

Moving Forward into the Future: Enter the Better Government Competition

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Summer 2019 is starting and so far, the year has been full of…

Presenting Pioneer’s New Annual Report: "Shaping Our Future"

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We at Pioneer Institute work every day to promote policies that…

A Rational Voice on the State of American Higher Education and the Cost Crisis

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At a time of increasing disruption in the higher education marketplace,…

The Connection Between Property Taxes and Pension Funding

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A recent study from economist Evgenia Gorina, published in the…

MassAnalysis: The scoop on Massachusetts municipal crime data

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Preventing crime is a key concern for communities across Massachusetts.…

MassAnalysis: In search of a strong financial footing

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You don't have to be a member of the Finance Committee to know…