It's Time for the MBTA to Actively Engage Riders to Understand Their Commuting Plans

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The MBTA should conduct a survey of mTicket app users regarding their future plans. Some may never work in offices again. Some will certainly do some workdays in the office and some at home. Others will be in offices and back to business as usual at some point. Using their responses, the T can calculate ridership and determine projected revenue.

MassDOT’s West Station design plans fall one track short

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In 2014, MassDOT proposed the construction of West Station, a…

VIDEO: Reduce Carbon Emissions with Perq!

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In the final video of a new three-part animated series, Pioneer Institute explores how the MBTA's commuter benefit program called Perq saves you money, lowers your tax burden, and shortens your commute - all while helping the planet.

No Clear Correlation Between Fare Revenue and Ridership

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In recent weeks, many MBTA riders have expressed frustration…

Three Cheers for the MBTA’s Perq Commuter Benefits Program

Late last year, the MBTA rolled out a promotional campaign to…

MBTAAnalysis: A look inside the MBTA

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The MBTA shuttles over a million passengers a day around Greater…

The Metro & the MBTA: Raising Fares May Not Be Enough

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New York City and Boston are drastically different cities, but…

Drop in MBTA Commuter Rail Ridership Continues

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A recent Boston Globe column by Northeastern University Professor…

MBTA Leak Tracker

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Moving the MBTA Forward

We are pleased that former Pioneer Institute Research Director…

Commuter Rail Twitter Reveals History of Delays

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An easy way to bond with fellow Bostonians is to complain about…

A Public Transit that Neglects Its Public

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Two of a community’s most important hubs are its colleges and…

Need a Lift?

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For hundreds of years, the Tufts Medical Center has served as…

Love It When the T Listens!

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It seems MBTA officials were listening to this March segment…

2016 MBTA Bus Maintenance Costs up 27% Since 2011

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Last spring, Pioneer reported on the MBTA’s out of control…

MBTA’s Green Line Extension is Getting Back on Track

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According to Pioneer’s MBTAanalysis.com, the MBTA’s Green…

Is it time to expand water transportation in Greater Boston?

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A recent Pioneer Institute report explored the benefits of increased…

Don't Stop the Momentum on T Reform

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Today, Pioneer Institute submits testimony in support of MBTA…

The Power of Competition at the T

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In 2015, right after record-setting snowfall shut down the region's…

Getting the T Back on Track

The reforms that the Massachusetts Legislature advanced at the…

Pioneer Institute Statement On The MBTA Contract With The Carmen's Union

In February 2015, Pioneer Institute issued a statement citing…

Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom

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Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom As…

Could Bus Rapid Transit Be the Future of Public Transportation in Boston?

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As the Greater Boston Area continues to grow, it is important…

Update on the State of the Green Line Extension

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The idea for the Green Line Extension (GLX) has been around for…

Pioneer Institute Public Statement to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

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Earlier this week, Fox 25 News reported that Michael Mulhern,…

Fare Collection on the T is Unfair

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A recent disclosure by the MBTA reveals that the agency forgoes…

MBTA Transparency Is Now 'Back on Track'

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Today, the MBTA released its long-anticipated performance dashboard,…

MBTA commuter rail should release on-time data from every station every day

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As Pioneer has pointed out numerous times in the past, the MBTA…