The Demand for Rail Transit: an Analysis of Boston's MBTA

Conwell, Lucas J.

This paper estimates a derived demand model at the station level for the MBTA heavy and light rail system, making use of demographic, transit service-related, and built environment variables to run a simultaneous equations regression. I confirm the hypotheses that average speed of the rail line, median income, percentage of residents under age 35, and WalkScore positively impact transit ridership ... read more

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Tufts University. Department of Economics.
Urban transportation--Massachusetts--Planning.
Local transit--Massachusetts--Planning.
Econometric models.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
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