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https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/MBTA-bus-image.jpg 643 1050 Sarah Delano https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Sarah Delano2023-06-29 09:54:062023-06-29 09:54:06Fare-Free Public Transit in Boston: A Holistic View
In recent years, ridership on bus routes which run through low-income areas has increased due to programs which have eliminated fares on those routes. With some politicians looking to expand this to all Boston transportation, it is important to remember that while public transit is good for society, it is not a public good.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-64.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2022-02-15 10:31:522022-02-15 10:31:52Transit Innovation Explored: A Bus As Fast As A Train?
Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with transportation expert Ian Ollis about the findings of his new research paper, "Bus Rapid Transit: Costs and Benefits of a Transit Alternative," which examines the benefits of building Bus Rapid Transit to serve communities looking for faster transit alternatives to a car.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/FareEvasionWeb.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2022-01-19 06:09:272022-01-19 08:40:42Study Raises Concern That Annual T Fare Evasion Costs Could Rise By More Than $30 Million Under AFC 2.0
According to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the MBTA’s $935.4 million fare collection system (AFC 2.0) that is scheduled to be implemented in 2023 will reduce fare evasion by $35 million over a decade. But the T announced in 2021 that evasion could actually increase by up to $30 million under AFC 2.0, and now a Pioneer Institute study warns that insufficient fare enforcement could drive that figure even higher under the new system.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/FareEvasionWeb.png 512 1024 Greg Sullivan https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Greg Sullivan2022-01-18 14:21:482022-01-19 06:14:19The MBTA’s Looming Bus and Green Line Fare Evasion Crisis
This report warns that the MBTA will likely face a fare evasion crisis when it transitions to all-door boarding on buses, the Green Line, and the Mattapan trolley in 2023. General Manager Steve Poftak and MBTA staff have signaled the potential for a $25–30 million spike in fare evasion costs when the new AFC 2.0 system is implemented unless the MBTA institutes meaningful, enforceable penalties for fare evaders. In this report, Pioneer Institute makes recommendations for managing the AFC 2.0 contract and related fare evasion procedures going forward.
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New York City and Boston are drastically different cities, but…
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Two of a community’s most important hubs are its colleges and…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TBus1.jpg 800 1200 Charles Chieppo https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Charles Chieppo2017-10-16 12:28:552017-10-16 12:28:55Op-ed: T must seize money-saving moment
Here’s another one for that bulging “It could only happen…
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Increased ridership would boost revenue, reduce congestion and…