The Hub’s rapid transit system is the oldest and fourth largest in the United States, so in light of it’s 115th birthday Saturday, Metro thought it only appropriate to mark the occasion with a cake, and a question: “What is your birthday wish for the  T?”

MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathon Davis said he had a couple.

“Adequate funding to continue to provide vital service, and also, the funding necessary to bring the system up to a state of good repair,” he said.

While money in a card is a timeless birthday gift standby, Davis has another, more sentimental T birthday wish.

“The one thing I really want to see is continued ridership growth,” Davis said.

If the numbers continue to climb, Davis may get his wish – June marked the 17th consecutive month of increased ridership. {…}