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An Experiment Illuminates the Value of Public Transportation

An Experiment Illuminates the Value of Public Transportation

The value of public transportation is revealed when a group of urban studies researchers at MIT published the results of a randomized, controlled trial on Boston’s MBTA system showing that if low-income people are offered a 50 percent fare discount, their ridership increases by over 30 percent. The new white paper’s lead author, MIT PhD student Jeffrey Rosenblum talks about the results.

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