And other public transportation quagmires, from the MBTA to DC
With public support for change growing, the candidates called on “the MA legislature to make public transit systems equitable and accessible."
On March 29, the MBTA confirmed that it will "fully fund its operating budget in the coming fiscal year and begin to restore cut service."
"Transportation as we know it is going to be changing."
More Mass residents have died from COVID-19 than all the Mass soldiers killed in WWII, but let’s “get back to normal,” right?
“This would be concerning at any time of year, but it’s especially worrisome given that we are less than a month out from a presidential election.”
A consulting firm led by the son of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2018 reelection campaign chairman is getting $5.5 million to “humanize the brand” of the MBTA as it embarks on a massive capital projects plan—and deals with bad publicity on a near-daily basis.
We were happy to receive several dozen responses—many of which echoed each other, one of which was a poem, and some of which hit on subjects that we don’t think or write about enough around here.
Since many of our friends in other cities have included lists of the best places to cry on campus in their back-to-school guides, we thought it would be fun—if not a bit depressing, in a shameless click-whorey kind of way—to expand such a survey to an entire metro region.
Can a neoliberal columnist for a billionaire’s newspaper understand that a better MBTA is possible if we tax the rich (and make public transportation truly public)?
It’s hardly a secret that I’m no fan of Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung’s writing on matters political and economic. Which clearly reflects her belief that bringing big corporations to Boston and shovelling public money at them is the best way ...