Wednesday, August 18, 2010

USA - Massachusetts - The T

Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, also known as The T.

The T is the fourth busiest subway system in the United States (NYC, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco). The entire system -- which includes subways, buses, ferries, trains and trolleys -- averages over a million passenger trip each weekday.

Note : The Wikipedia says it's the fifth busiest.

Sent by Marti, a postcrosser from Boston, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : The MBTA Commuter Railroad serves as the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, in the United States. It is operated under contract by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) a joint partnership of Veolia Transportation, Bombardier Transportation and Alternate Concepts, Inc. The current operating contract expires in July 2013.

The commuter rail system is the fifth-busiest commuter rail in the country, after only New York and Chicago area systems. The line's characteristic purple-trimmed coaches run as far south as Providence, Rhode Island, and as far north as Newburyport and as far west as Worcester, both in Massachusetts. The trains have two terminal stops in Boston—South Station and North Station—both transportation hubs offering connections to Amtrak, local bus and subway lines. As of FY2007, daily weekday ridership was 143,700.

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