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Re: [Boston] : Top official favors fare hike over service cut

Posted by RailBus63 on Tue Feb 21 09:33:51 2012, in response to [Boston] : Top official favors fare hike over service cut, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Feb 20 20:30:01 2012.

As is the case in many other cities, paratransit is killing the MBTA. 'The Ride' (the T's demand-response service) had a farebox recovery ratio of 4 percent in 2010 and required a subsidy of $83 million to carry just over 2 million passengers - that's a subsidy of $39.97 per trip.

The MBTA also lags well behind NYCT in cost per trip and farebox recovery metrics for both bus and subway. I suspect the T has not come close to taking advantage of all of the operating efficiencies it could achieve.

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