BOSTON — There have been 50 assaults this year so far. Spitting is the most frequent, accounting for 40 percent of the attacks on bus drivers.
BOSTON — From last July, when fare increases went into effect, ridership is down 1.9 percent down compared to the same period of fiscal year 2012.
BOSTON — Among other measures, T officials are asking the Legislature to toughen the penalties for assaulting transit workers.
BOSTON — Almost 26,000 people responded to the online survey conducted by the voluntary Rider Oversight Committee.
BOSTON — The governor in his state budget request has called for a net tax increase of $1.9 billion to pay for transportation and education improvements.
BOSTON — The company’s contract with the MBTA expires on June 30, but officials have indicated they will not be able to complete the procurement process for a new contract by that time.
BOSTON — MBTA GM Beverly Scott said Wednesday’s Green Line incident demonstrated transit workers’ pluck and the need to invest in the transit system.
BOSTON — In a letter obtained by The Boston Globe, officials expressed deep frustration, declaring that “this seriously troubled procurement is at a point of crisis.”
BOSTON — Official estimates show the state could need up to $1 billion a year in new revenue to meet highway and mass transit needs.
BOSTON — The overall number of riders on the MBTA rose in November, continuing a recent trend despite a fare hike that took effect in July.