Mass transit is important in Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority carries 150 million passengers annually (1972) on its rapid transit, street cars, trolley buses, and diesel buses. The commuter railroads, the Boston and Maine and the Penn Central, carry 7.5 million annually. These services are subsidized by the MBTA which makes up the net operating costs. Unfortunately, over the past seven years, commuter rail ridership has gradually declined. MBTA's overall ridership experienced a similar trend; however, it is now increasing. Continued improvements in service and equipment plus line extensions are expected to further increase ridership.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 73-74
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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  • Accession Number: 00050366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1981 12:00AM