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.
We are doing two issues of DigBoston—What’s Wrong With Boston (#WWWB), and What’s Right With Boston (#WRWB)—that will ride the holiday slide into 2020. It’s a big deal that we’re hurtling into another decade, and so we wanted to do something different from the regular look-back and look-ahead spreads.
Daybreak at a semihistoric MBTA station you have never heard of and will probably never use
It’s a striking visual, somehow awful and hilarious at once, the latter mainly because the behavior of the perpetrator is so damn outrageous.
Since you don’t have time to catch up on the last four years of news about the MBTA before the election, here’s a comprehensive reported comic strip on the plight of public transportation by longtime Beacon Hill reporter Andy Metzger.
Even for this tortured region, Sullivan is something of an evil clusterfuck oasis, an otherworldly portal into gridlock that uniquely cripples multiple municipalities at once.
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.
Evolving the way the world moves … beyond Uber (and Lyft)
This time out, a look at the public transportation crisis.