• the T October 27, 2021 5:32 pm

    MBTA Rider Numbers Still Down, But Crowds Are Popping Up

    Ridership on the MBTA still remains well below the norm from before COVID-19 upended the world, but after about eight months of steady gains, the agency’s head said Wednesday that some returning commuters might be surprised by the size of crowds aboard trains and buses. The T’s bus network and its Blue Line subway continue to recover at the...

  • mbta November 10, 2020 12:17 pm

    MBTA Holds Public Meeting on Service Cuts

    With ridership down significantly during the pandemic, the MBTA is making cuts to its service.

  • mbta September 15, 2020 11:09 am

    The Future of the MBTA

    With more people working from home during the pandemic and the number of people using the T down – the MBTA is now considering making cuts.

  • mbta June 16, 2020 7:20 pm

    MBTA Sees More Riders, But Nowhere Near the Pre-Coronavirus Days

    MBTA ridership is creeping upward from record lows as Massachusetts businesses continue to open their doors to customers and their own employees, but overall public transit use remains far lighter than before the COVID-19 outbreak began. This week, T buses transported an average of 125,000 passengers per day, an increase from 90,000 per day during the shutdown’s peak, MBTA General…

  • mbta June 16, 2020 7:36 pm

    MBTA Careening Toward Another Fiscal Crisis: Report

    The MBTA faces “existential” long-term budget challenges as the pandemic’s impact on revenue exacerbates existing trends, a fiscal watchdog group warned in a new report. By fiscal year 2022, the T could have an operating budget deficit of more than $400 million, according to a new analysis released by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Spending and revenue patterns could reach the…

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