BOSTON (CBS) – The MBTA’s money problems are well documented, and just recently, the agency started selling T merchandise to raise a little extra cash.
Sean in Braintree Declared His Curiosity to WBZ-TV:
“I’m curious if anyone has purchased any of it?”
WardMaps is the official merchandise developer for the MBTA.
WBZ-TV’s David Wade reports
They sell the gifts at mbtagifts.com and the T gets royalties.
The best selling items so far have been the magnets, the mugs, the t-shirts and the vintage signs, and they’ve sold quite a bit.
Since MBTA Gifts was announced on June 1st, they’ve done $45,000 in gross sales.
The T will get about $6,000 or $7,000 of that. MBTA General Manager Richard Davey says this year the T is taking 10-percent of the profits, and next year they will get 12-percent.
It also gets half of all vintage sign sales.
The T is looking at $160 million budget deficit, which is 10-percent on 106 million pairs of flip flops.