Be done with this nonsense. No more tracks, switches, rail cars, or outrageous repair costs and delays. Throw it all in the trash and start anew.
When a new poll for the
Barr Foundation asked those surveyed to name the top transportation issue facing Massachusetts, 39 percent cited issues with the existing public transportation network. That was the clear top item, followed by traffic congestion at 21 percent.
For her handling of the T specifically, about as many gave Healey a D (17 percent), or an F (13 percent) as gave her an A (6 percent) or B (24 percent).
RED LINE PASSENGERS on Monday said 16 days of repairs on the stretch of track between the Ashmont and JFK/UMass stations eliminated slow zones and dramatically improved service, but the ride remained unpredictable as one car during the afternoon experienced problems and had to be pulled from service. “Absolutely awful experience once again,” said Alanya […]
THE SUMNER TUNNEL shutdown on July 5 prompted an increase in MBTA passenger levels on subways, buses, ferries, and commuter rail, but the increase wasn’t as big as expected and there’s little evidence that people who tried public transit during the closure remained riders after the reopening on August 31. According to a presentation to […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE AFTER PAUSING the campaign due to a shortage of drivers, MBTA officials are hopeful they can revive an effort to overhaul and expand the bus network by the end of next year. Justin Antos, the MBTA’s senior director of bus transformation, said Tuesday the project that aims to boost bus service […]
THE MBTA is considering a proposal to slightly widen the tracks on most of the Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford by shutting the system down early for 10 to 14 days starting November 1. General Manager Phillip Eng told the MBTA board of directors on Tuesday that the T’s contractor has proposed shutting […]
THE MBTA says it intends to hold its contractor responsible for fixing rail ties placed too close together on the Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford, but the transit authority’s general manager said the problem should have been fully uncovered and addressed as much as a year before the $2.3 billion project started carrying […]
THE COMMONWEALTH HAS established itself as a national leader in addressing climate change by setting an aggressive goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A host of strategies have been adopted and proposed to move us forward in meeting this goal. This is cause for celebration given that leaders in some states refuse […]
WITH DAILY NEWS of shocking and unacceptable conditions for T riders, there is a danger that people will conclude that failure is inevitable. However, I have seen the MBTA recover from desperately bad conditions at least twice in my lifetime. History shows that committed political leadership is the most important variable in making that happen. […]