Fare and Service Changes: MBTA Staff Recommendation
In January 2012, the MBTA proposed two possible scenarios to close its projected budget deficit of up to $185 million in Fiscal Year 2013. Since January, nearly 6,000 riders attended 31 public meetings, with nearly 2,000 individuals offering public comment on our proposals. In addition, we received 5,850 emails and more than 400 letters on the proposals.
Based on rider feedback, the MBTA has worked closely with MassDOT to develop a final recommendation to our board. In recent months, the MBTA identified and implemented a series of savings and efficiencies to reduce the initial deficit by $33 million to $159 million. Working with MassDOT, an additional $75 million in operating, administrative and financial changes have been provisionally identified, bringing the final deficit to $84 million.
To close the remaining deficit, the MBTA and MassDOT are proposing a combination of a 23% fare increase and targeted service reductions in addition to one-time revenues. Full details on this recommendation are outlined in the document section below — including all recommended fare and service changes.
|Fare and Service Changes: MBTA Staff Recommendation (March 28, 2012)|
|Single-Ride Fares: Existing and Proposed||Word|
|Pass Fares: Existing and Proposed||Word|
|Park and Ride Facility Rates: Existing and Proposed||Word|
|RIDE Base and Premium Territory|
|Bus, Rapid Transit, and Ferry Service Changes Map - MBTA Staff Recommendation|
|Bus Service Change Summary MBTA Staff Recommendation|
|Commuter Rail Service: MBTA Staff Recommendation|
|Green Line E Service MBTA Staff Recommendation|
|CTPS - Potential MBTA Fare Increase and Service Reductions in 2012: Scenario 3 Impact Analysis||Word|
|MBTA FARE INCREASE AND SERVICE REDUCTIONS - SUMMARY OF ORGANIZATION PROPOSALS|
|Fare and Service Change Proposals: Preliminary Public Comment Analysis — March 21, 2012|
|Net Operating Investment Per Passenger Mile||Word|
|January 3, 2012 - Finance Committee Presentation - Fare and Service Proposals Overview||Word|
|MBTA/Other Transits Fare Comparison||Word|
|January 3, 2012 — Finance Committee Remarks||Word|
|CTPS - Potential MBTA Fare Increase and Service Reductions in 2012: Impact Analysis||Word|
|MBTA Review — November 2009 (D′Alessandro Report)||HTML|
|Press Release: January 3, 2012: FARE AND SERVICE PROPOSALS STUDY||HTML|
|MBTA Pro Forma FY13-FY16||Excel|
|Proposed Fare and Service Changes - Public Meeting Presentation||Word|
|MBTA Efficiencies and Cost Savings June 2011||Word|
|Comparison of Cost Per Passenger Trip: Boston and other cities||Word|
|MBTA′s Efforts to Maximize Non-Transportation Revenue||Word|
Join the Discussion Guide
On January 31, 2012, the MBTA filed an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) with the Executive Office of Energy and Environment (EEA) for the MBTA′s Potential Service Reductions in 2012. The ENF was the subject of extensive public review. EEA accepted comments on the document and on March 9, 2012, EEA issued a Certificate stating that the ENF adequately and properly complied with the MEPA regulations and that no further environmental review was required.
A copy of the ENF, its support documents as well as a copy of the March 9th MEPA Certificate can be found below. For further information on this ENF, please contact Andrew Brennan at email@example.com.
|ENF — MBTA Proposed Service Reduction||Word|
|Map of MBTA Service District|
|ENF MEPA Certificate|
Effective Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the public comment period on proposed fare and service changes has ended. The thousands of comments we have received prior to this date were considered as we determined our final recommendation to our board