|May 5th, 2012|
|transit, mbta [html]|
(You would do even better to usually use a card but pull out the ticket when you see a big line or a broken reader. This seems kind of sneaky, though.)
This doesn't work for the subway because there are multiple turnstyles and they aren't ever all not taking tickets at once. It does work for the commuter rail in a different way, in that on some lines the conductor doesn't always make it all the way through the train each time and so you might do better with a 12-ride ticket than a monthly pass. Especially if you pay attention to the routine and choose where to sit based on their coverage. But again, that seems sneaky.