MBTA Analysis Offers Data Comparisons between MBTA & Other Transit Agencies Nationwide

Pioneer Institute is unveiling “MBTAanalysis.com,” a web-based data tool that provides year-by-year comparative data and performance ratings for the MBTA and other transit agencies across the country.

The Future of the MBTA

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Last year the legislature created the MBTA Fiscal and Management…

Study: Expand Use of Transponder Technology to Parking, Other Non-Tolling Services

Report calls for creation of single account to simplify customer…

Are UMass’ Aggressive Capital Expansion & Out-of-State Recruitment Good for Mass. Students?

Read media coverage of this series:  The Boston Globe, The Boston…

Time to End Mass. Legislature's Self-Exemption from Open Meeting Law

PRESS RELEASE: Pioneer Contends the Legislature’s Self-Exemption…

New Study Reveals MBTA’s Reckless Financial Derivatives

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Read coverage in The Bond Buyer: "MBTA Lost $236M in 15 Years…

Out-of-Control Administrative Staffing Budget Increases at the MBTA

With talk of fare hikes and ongoing performance problems, Pioneer…

A $49 Million Sweetheart Deal: MBTA Employee Sick Time Perk Enhances Pensions

Listen to the WRKO radio clip of Mary Connaughton interviewed…

Study: Overhauling Two-Tiered Case Intake System Is Key to DCF Reform

Troubled agency also needs technology infrastructure changes…

Study: Uber, Lyft, Shouldn’t Be Subject to Same Restrictions That Have Harmed Taxis

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Watch an interview with the author on BNN News: https://youtu.be/-cs9vbkDv5E BOSTON…

Study: “Pacheco Law” Has Cost MBTA At Least $450 Million Since 1997

Report presented to legislative leaders and state budget conferees…

Final, Binding Arbitration Major Obstacle to MBTA Accountability & Performance

Uniquely unaccountable arbitration at MBTA, if unchanged, will…

Press Release: New Book Aims to Make Mass. National Leader in Economic Mobility

Calls for changes in education, healthcare, the delivery of public…

Introducing MassAnalysis: Online tool for comparing communities

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Want to benchmark your community against its peers? Want to bring…

New Report Outlines Massachusetts' Experience with State Receiverships

Proposes legislation for MBTA emergency control board BOSTON…

The Pioneer Institute's Statement on the MBTA

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The MBTA is broke and broken.  It is structurally insolvent. …

STUDY: MA Public Pension Systems Unprepared for Next Recession

Actuarial assumption adjustments clarify which funds are troubled…

Study: Massachusetts Public Pension Systems Unprepared for Next Recession

Actuarial assumption adjustments clarify which funds are troubled…

Study: Refocus on Workfare to Lift Mass. Residents from Poverty

Two decades after welfare reform, only 7.3 percent of Mass. recipients…

2015 Better Government Competition: Reforming the US Criminal Justice System

Pioneer Institute is pleased to announce that its 2015 Better…

Study: Public Pension Liabilities Are Undervalued by Tens of Billions of Dollars

Historical Market Performance of Asset Classes Held by Retirement…

Reflecting on Massachusetts' Fiscal State Under the Patrick Administration

Report Finds Massachusetts Economy Resilient, But Strategic Risks…

Study: MBTA Retirement Fund Failings a Cautionary Tale

Study Finds Poor Governance Structure, Lack of Accountability…

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 23rd Annual Better Government Competition

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 23rd Annual Better Government…