But it's still cheaper than New York
How many of us go to New York for a weekend, suffer deep feelings of inadequacy, and then shrug away the pain? Well, at least we pay less to get on the subway. Right now it’s $2.75 versus $2.25 for the subway. We’ll take it.
... but rates go up, like, every year
9.3% this year. A 5% hike the year before. The latest fare hike goes into a repair fund, yes, but aren’t we still owed money for the winter of 2015? Never mind the recent reveal that dozens of MBTA workers make six figures.
It actually serves large swaths of Boston
One reason the MBTA rated so highly in the aforementioned survey is the sheer number of people who use it: 390 million rides per year, with 34% of commuters primarily relying on the T, the fifth-highest percentage in the US. And as much as we bitch and moan, the system does stretch into many Greater Boston neighborhoods.