Mapping Ridership Recovery

Introduction As MBTA ridership continues to recover from its drop in 2020, certain areas of the region are recovering at different rates. This blog post examines spatial patterns in the recovery of ridership across the MBTA’s bus and rapid transit systems. We measured ridership recovery by calculating ridership in the fall of 2021 as a... Continue reading Mapping Ridership Recovery

MBTA Station Prints Quiz 2

Here on the Data Blog, we previously posted a station prints quiz where readers were given daily ridership graphs for anonymous stations and tasked with identifying which station the graph belonged to (we also provided the answers). With new travel patterns emerging because of the pandemic, we would like to put our readers’ subway knowledge... Continue reading MBTA Station Prints Quiz 2

How Subway Ridership by Time of Day is Changing

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted transit use, changing trends that were previously well-established and static over time. These circumstances have necessitated a new look at our data to investigate transit changes in a thoughtful way. This post will focus on how we’re thinking about changing ridership trends...