OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING THAT MBTA RIDERSHIP NUMBERS ARE THRIVING, PARTLY DUE TO NEXTBUS TECHNOLOGY THAT IS INSTALLED ON THE BUSES
For the third straight month, ridership averaged more than 1.3 million on the MBTA. Furthermore, this is the 15th consecutive month that ridership has increased. Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis credits real-time arrival information for the boost in ridership. He explains:
“We’re absolutely convinced that the widespread availability of real time bus data is making public transit a more convenient option for commuters. More than a hundred thousand smart phone users have downloaded apps that provide arrival time information for more than 180 MBTA bus routes.”
Riders on the MBTA system can easily access NextBus data on their smartphone. They can access information such as route details, up to the minute bus arrival details, even route maps to make the riding experience more user friendly.