The Pandemic & the WRTA

Every year there are fewer passengers using public transportation in Massachusetts.  At the WRTA, ridership has dropped by about half over the past ten years. This year ridership at the WRTA dropped to around 2/3 of the 2019 levels, yet it has kept more of its riders on board than any other system in the state. Part of this is because fares have been suspended since March. But mostly it's because the remaining riders have no choice. They have no car. It's too far to walk to work. It's too hard to carry the shopping home. Being essential [...]