To reform the MBTA, change is good, but revenue is better
WBUR - 04/09/2015
Fortunately, the Massachusetts economy is doing very well. Companies are growing, the workforce is increasing, and people want to live near public transit. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council projects that there will be 75,000 new residential units and commercial space and 130,000 new jobs located near MBTA transit and commuter stations by 2035. The South Boston Waterfront could see 17 million square feet of new development, 9,200 new residents and 22,900 new jobs by 2035.
Northeastern University’s 2012 report, Hub and Spoke, projects that the MBTA could see an additional 367,000 daily riders in just six years.