by Greg Sullivan
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
June 21, 2013
The MBTA’s bus repair and maintenance program is an example of a budget area that deserves close scrutiny by legislators as they contemplate transportation-related tax increases. Pioneer Institute’s analysis shows that the MBTA could save more than $250 million over six years by bringing its costs into line with those of comparable bus transit agencies in the United States. This policy paper compares the MBTA’s bus maintenance costs to those of other bus transit agencies and considers the causes of the inordinately high bus maintenance spending.