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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

Column: For the T, riders should come first

Excerpt from Jim Stergios' column in The Boston Globe. 

REVIEWS…
February 3, 2016/by Jim Stergios

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

Listen to the WRKO radio clip of Mary Connaughton interviewed…
January 26, 2016/by Editorial Staff

Op-Ed: Making ‘The Ride’ more cost-effective could help MBTA’s finances

Unseasonably warm November days have given way to increasing…
November 30, 2015/by Jim Stergios

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

Watch an interview with the author on BNN News:

https://youtu.be/-cs9vbkDv5E

BOSTON…
September 21, 2015/by Editorial Staff

MBTA Experiment Gone Wrong! The Green Line Extension Contract

Background

The Green Line Extension (GLX) is a long-awaited…
September 15, 2015/by Lauren Corvese

Cash-free, Conductor-free Trains

In 2012, the MBTA introduced the mTicket app that allows users…
August 6, 2015/by Erin Thomassen

COMMENTARY: More is needed to fix the MBTA

Read this op-ed in The Patriot Ledger, the Brockton Enterprise,…
July 28, 2015/by Jim Stergios

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

Report presented to legislative leaders and state budget conferees…
July 8, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Pioneer Institute Public Statement on MBTA Reforms in the Budget

Last night, the legislature put the public interest ahead of…
July 8, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Boston Business Journal ViewPoint: MBTA reform spotlights arbitration issues

As the General Court deliberates on the budget and reforms at…
July 6, 2015/by John Sivolella

Final, Binding Arbitration Major Obstacle to MBTA Accountability & Performance

Uniquely unaccountable arbitration at MBTA, if unchanged, will…
June 18, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Why the free fall in support for the Olympics

Notwithstanding articles that pass the blame off on John Fish,…
April 6, 2015/by Jim Stergios