Behind the scenes with MBTA data.

In the early days of the blog, we wrote a post explaining how we track and locate vehicles. But we never finished explaining the most complicated and interesting part: how we track vehicles on the Green Line. Since the Green Line has elements of light rail, streetcar and subway modes, we need to combine different data sources and methods to know where its vehicles are.

The MBTA and BostonBRT piloted all-door boarding on the Silver Line 4 and 5. Here are the results!

Investigating the changes in short fares paid on-board buses after the cash fare was reduced from $2.10 to an even $2.00.