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New Study Urges MBTA to Expand Corporate Pass Program

Watch a video interview of the author on BNN News, and read coverage…
January 24, 2018/by Editorial Staff

Op-ed: T must seize money-saving moment

Here’s another one for that bulging “It could only happen…
October 16, 2017/by Charles Chieppo

Don’t Stop the Momentum on T Reform

Today, Pioneer Institute submits testimony in support of MBTA…
October 4, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Study: Ferry Service Could Provide Opportunity for MBTA Expansion without Huge Upfront Costs

Read press coverage of this report in the Boston Herald: Study…
September 26, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Op-ed: T privatization survives key union challenge

THE MBTA’S BUDGET SHORTFALL, once pegged at $335 million for…
August 22, 2017/by Jim Stergios

Public Statement: Pioneer Applauds MBTA Control Board For Seeking To Modernize Bus Maintenance

Pioneer applauds the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board's…
July 21, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Report Calls on FMCB to Seek Legislative Intervention on Projected 18-Year, $1.485 Billion T Pension Shortfall

New evaluation commissioned by MBTA projects T contributions…
June 5, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Op-ed: Shame on the Senate for undoing Pacheco Law exemption

By Jim Stergios   JUNE 02, 2017


The MBTA has hundreds of…
June 2, 2017/by Jim Stergios

Study: Evidence Suggests MBTA Pension Low-Balled Costs And Liabilities

Quarter-century of data shows costs at up to six times valuation…
April 5, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Putting The T On A Clear Path To High Performance

Pioneer Institute recently submitted public testimony to the…
March 28, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Study Finds MBTA Had Nation’s Highest Bus Maintenance Costs In 2015

Reducing costs to average of the most similar U.S. transit systems…
March 24, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Public Statement on Nonrenewal of Keolis Commuter Rail Contract

Pioneer Institute welcomes the news that the MBTA will not renew…
January 9, 2017/by Editorial Staff

Study Calls For Steps Toward Terminating Troubled MBTA Retirement Fund

The MBTA should assess the feasibility of moving its employees out of the Social Security system and transfer investment management responsibility for its pension fund to the commonwealth’s Pension Reserves Investment Management board as initial steps toward terminating the MBTA Retirement Fund
December 15, 2016/by Editorial Staff

Study Urges New MBTA Strategic Plan to Focus on Attracting More Riders

Increased ridership would boost revenue, reduce congestion and…
December 7, 2016/by Editorial Staff

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.
November 30, 2016/by Editorial Staff

The Future of the MBTA

Last year the legislature created the MBTA Fiscal and Management…
October 20, 2016/by Editorial Staff

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

Report calls for creation of single account to simplify customer…
July 27, 2016/by Editorial Staff

Study: T Pensions Would Be Worth $902M More Had Assets Been Managed by State Pension Fund After 2000

MBTA would have saved $676 million, T pensions would have been…
June 9, 2016/by Editorial Staff

OpEd: Shine a light upon MBTA pension fund

By Mary Z. Connaughton and Charles Chieppo
Guest Columnists
Originally…
April 25, 2016/by Mary Connaughton

New Study Reveals MBTA’s Reckless Financial Derivatives

Read coverage in The Bond Buyer: "MBTA Lost $236M in 15 Years…
February 23, 2016/by Editorial Staff

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

With talk of fare hikes and ongoing performance problems, Pioneer…
February 9, 2016/by Editorial Staff