With the MBTA still very broken, agency lacks clarity in communications with contractors, commuters
T Looks To Double Shuttle Bus Use. Is Another Shutdown Looming?
Documents: “Complete shut-down of an MBTA rail route” again on the table for MBTA. Transit advocate says planning ahead is “a good thing,” but Red Line could be next and transparency is paramount.
Lessons From the T Shutdown To Apply During Upcoming Shutdowns
Remembering the inconvenience felt by many, boosting bike infrastructure, and putting the commuter rail to use for a change
Internal Emails Show How MBTA Sought To Market “Safe,” “Good” Trains As System Failed
Politically-connected marketing firm wanted to get people “excited to take the T again.” An official replied, "I am not sure people are ‘excited’ to take the T."
The T Will Stay Broken Because Poor and Working People Are Seen As Expendable
If Charlie Baker had to ride the train on Friday they would have it fixed by Thursday
MARKETING FIRM WITH POLITICAL TIES IS PAID MILLIONS TO “HUMANIZE” MBTA
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.
THE INCREDIBLE, INEQUITABLE MBTA
To get from one place to another in Boston, many commuters use the public transit system for commuter rail, subway, and bus route services. However, the tracks and lanes that are supposed to connect residents from their homes to their jobs and other destinations can have the opposite effect, stranding us and pushing people farther away from the city and essential services.
GOOD LUCK CHUCK: FEAR AND WAITING AT THE CHARLIECARD STORE
The subterranean MBTA CharlieCard Store is a terrific metaphor for everything that’s wrong with transportation in Boston
#MBTASUCKS: THE SHIRT YOU NEED AFTER ATTEMPTING THE GREEN LINE THIS WEEK
If you were one of the many, many Green Line riders who today found themselves suffering once more at the hands of an under-serviced and stretched-thin MBTA service, we have your new favorite shirt.