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Public Transportation Contact Info

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

617-222-5176
Web site


Public Transportation Coverage - Bus Transport

The following map illustrates those areas of Boston that have easy access to public transportation. Easy access is defined as no more than a one-half mile walk from a bus route. Bus stop information is ignored. In cases of overlapping transit authorities, the transit system in review is shown in light purple and all other transit systems are shown in yellow. Source: Federal Transit Administration and Synergos Technologies, Inc.


Selected Public Transportation Stats

The following tables and charts give a financial and operations overview of the public transportation network in Boston. Source: Federal Transit Administration - National Transit Database (1996-1998) and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

System Wide Information





General Information

Service Area Statistics
 Square Miles
 Population

Service Consumption
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips
 Average Saturday Unlinked Trips
 Average Sunday Unlinked Trips

Service Supplied
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Veh. Available for Max. Service
 Veh. Operated in Max. Service
 Base Period Requirement

Financial Information

Fare Revenues Earned
 Directly Operated
 Purchased Transportation
   Total Fare Revenues Earned

Sources of 
Operating Funds Expended
 Passenger Fares
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
 Other Funds
   Total Operating Funds Expended

Summary of Operating Expenses
 Salaries, Wages and Benefits
 Materials and Supplies
 Purchased Transportation *
 Other Operating Expenses
   Total Operating Expenses

 Reconciling Cash Expenditures

Sources of Capital Funds
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
   Total Sources

Uses of Capital Funds
 Rolling Stock
 Facilites and Other
   Total Uses



1997


1,038
2,602,487


1,373,803,945
319,705,436
1,045,061
598,804
407,043


81,252,871
4,930,939
2,430
1,967
1,029




159,993,528
49,719,876
209,713,404



209,713,404
128,170,098
372,985,100
6,316,525
21,730,583
738,915,710


342,777,910
23,064,154
145,025,706
63,264,393
574,132,163

176,919,857


301,679,004
0
308,880,194
610,559,198


112,929,135
497,630,063
610,559,198



1998


1,038
2,602,487


1,551,312,345
339,735,330
1,111,714
637,339
432,372


80,334,990
4,859,222
2,523
2,070
1,087




225,603,905
5,246,274
230,850,179



230,850,179
140,300,240
397,361,512
2,927,123
11,856,117
783,295,171


451,888,001
41,749,448
32,973,747
96,491,153
623,102,349

188,208,472


277,213,380
0
143,756,904
420,970,284


95,335,583
325,634,701
420,970,284
Change
Over
Prior Yr



0
0


177,508,400
20,029,894
66,653
38,535
25,329


(917,881)
(71,717)
93
103
58




65,610,377
(44,473,602)
21,136,775



21,136,775
12,130,142
24,376,412
(3,389,402)
(9,874,466)
44,379,461


109,110,091
18,685,294
(112,051,959)
33,226,760
48,970,186

11,288,615


(24,465,624)
0
(165,123,290)
(189,588,914)


(17,593,552)
(171,995,362)
(189,588,914)




   






Mode of Transportation Breakout Information

Bus
Light
Rail
Commuter
Rail
Heavy
Rail
Demand
Response
 Operating Expense
 Capital Funding
   Rolling Stock
   Facilites and Other
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips

 Fixed Guideway Directional Route Miles

 Vehicles Available for Maximum Service
 Vehicles Operated in Maximum Service
   Directly Operated
   Purchased Transportation

 Average Fleet Age in Years
 Peak to Base Ratio
 Percent Spares

 Safety
   Incidents
   Injuries
   Fatalities

Performance Measures

Service Efficiency
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Hour

Cost Effectiveness
 Operating Expense per Passenger Mile
 Operating Expense per Unlinked Passenger Trip

Service Effectiveness
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Hour

$189,490,197
15,049,488
11,995,257
3,054,231
318,170,512
25,833,479
2,281,403
112,310,711
372,495

2.4

1,072
849
758
91

7.8
1.3
26%


339
418
1




7.34
83.06


0.60
1.69


4.35
49.23

$88,917,425
95,049,659
32,798,790
62,250,869
172,825,237
5,556,379
370,425
70,135,715
215,457

55.9

170
148
148
0

15.1
1.8
15%


276
194
0




16.00
240.04


0.51
1.27


12.62
189.34

$145,424,029
45,051,051
1,961,914
43,089,137
599,115,814
19,749,127
599,233
31,348,078
112,512

692.3

435
385
385
0

7.9
1.9
13%


175
171
5




7.36
242.68


0.24
4.64


1.59
52.31

$164,427,122
229,543,095
48,579,622
180,963,473
431,854,043
20,001,160
909,144
120,284,270
391,232

75.8

408
320
320
0

15.9
2.0
28%


717
449
0




8.22
180.86


0.38
1.37


6.01
132.30

$22,865,902
36,276,991
0
36,276,991
15,707,142
8,266,917
606,439
1,168,052
3,881

.0

383
331
0
331

4.1
.0
16%


77
32
0




2.77
37.71


1.46
19.58


0.14
1.93



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