The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is bringing back its $10 weekend unlimited-ride commuter tickets that were discontinued last month. The MBTA's new general manager,
Steve Poftak, made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that they were granted an extension for the pilot program. The extension will be for six months, and the fare will be available again this Saturday.
MBTA weekend commuter rail revenue was up 4.6% during the trial period. The $10 weekend fare was suspended due to the federal rules requiring an equity analysis before the new fare could be made permanent.
The MBTA will most likely have this fare available to commuters permanently if the six month extension proves to continue the positive trend for the MBTA's revenue.