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... 9-30 CASE STUDIES Mass Transportation Demonstration Projects in Massachusetts Situation. From 1962 to 1964, the Mass Transportation Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts performed a variety of mass transit service improvement and fare reduction experiments.
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... 9-31 Actions/Results. Several experiments were conducted outside the Boston MTA service area.
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... 9-32 Most new routes attempted were unsuccessful, including service into light density suburbs of Fitchburg, short in-city routes to new developments, an industrial service, and 2 commuter railroad feeder routes. The services attempted varied from 5 bus trips a day to half-hourly frequency.
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... 9-33 More... The 35 percent B&M Phase 3 increase over a pre-experiment passenger count reflected a 21 percent peak period increase and a 79 percent off-peak increase.
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... 9-34 Analysis. This evaluation documents the ridership growth and calculates year by year and 5-year overall log arc service elasticities for the local service.
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... 9-35 Actions. The following changes were made to this route's schedule: Peak-period headways were widened from 10 to 15 minutes (50 percent increase)
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... 9-36 choice, but reported taking fewer trips. Non-worker and non-student trips reported dropped by 14 percent.

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