Do T Riders Use Active Modes to Access Transit?

This year, MassDOT released new Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans with the goal of increasing the comfort, safety, and convenience of biking and walking for all people. One key piece of both plans is making it easier for people to access transit.

Red Line Derailment: The Ridership Response

After the unfortunate derailment on the Red Line in June 2019 that drastically affected service throughout the summer, we visualized how ridership on the line had been impacted.

MBTA Passenger Substitution Options

Substitution, as it relates to walkability, is defined here as the propensity at which passengers exclusively choose a particular route over other nearby alternative routes. Substitution explains differences in how passengers choose to access MBTA services.

Using Survey Data to Evaluate Walksheds

Studies of walking distances of different subway networks have found that walk distances vary considerably from station to station. In this blog post, we explore how walk distances may vary from station to station in our MBTA network

Perq Pass Carbon Emissions Savings

Public transit is one of many solutions that can help us reduce our collective transportation emissions. One of the ways that the T works to get people out of single occupancy vehicles and onto trains and buses is through our Perq program, formerly known as the Corporate Pass Program.

Bus Lane Pilot Results

When you separate buses from mixed traffic, you can both improve the speed of bus travel along the corridor and decrease the variability of run times, both of which make taking the bus a more competitive option with driving, and over time, you can not only improve the experience for passengers but also attract more... Continue reading Bus Lane Pilot Results

Location, Location, Location: A Neighborhood-Level Analysis Ridership Report

In the last five years, the MBTA and other large transit agencies across the country have seen drops in their ridership, especially on buses and during off-peak times. This is counter to historical trends; given increased population and economic growth in Boston, we would typically expect ridership to increase.