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MBTA releases proposed services changes after ridership drops due to pandemic

November 11, 2020

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority this week released a series of proposed changes to its transit service intended to match new ridership patterns that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has resulted in a decline in ridership with the MBTA, similar to what other transit agencies across the country are seeing. MBTA said it is now averaging only 330,000 trips per week. But, the agency said, it is still running at pre-COVID-19 levels of service – which then provided about 1.26 million trips per day.

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