Transport for Boston
|Transport for Boston|
|Formation||3 March, 2019|
|Region||Boston, Ward 5|
|Owner||City of Boston|
Mayor of Boston|
Docklands Light Railway
Boston National Rail
Transport for Boston (TfB) is a government-owned company responsible for operating several transit systems in the city of Boston, as well as any third party transportation in the city. It contrasts the Metropolitan Boston Transportation Authority, a privately owned transportation company.
Transport for Boston was created by the Boston Government in order to manage several transportation assets: the Boston Underground, which was previously its own government entity; the Boston Overground, a new transportation system made under Transport for Boston; the Docklands Light Railway, formerly a subsidiary of the Boston Underground; and Boston National Rail, which too was its own entity.
TfB's body is organized by three main groups for management:
- Rapid transit
- Boston Underground
- Docklands Light Railway, normally abbreviated DLR, this is the light rail system on the North East coast of Boston.
- Heavy rail transit
- Boston Bridges and Tunnels, responsible for bridge and tunnel infrastructure in Boston.
- Boston Roads, manages Boston's road network.
- Boston River Services, manages all water-based transit in Boston.
Each of TfB's main transportation sources are marketed in their own ways, with their own roundel logo.
Out of City Advertising
Transport for Boston started an out-of-city advertising campaign with the Boston Government to advertise tourism to the city. Billboards and posters can be found in various places across the New World, most prominently found in railway stations.
Third Party Advertising
Transport for Boston allows advertising in its facilities, such as Underground stations. Advertisements can cost from $2 to $5, depending on the size of the advertising spot.