Feb 27

Opinion: MBTA only one part of a fragile transportation network

AP/FILE. The T is not the only part of the transportation network that needs to be updated. Earlier this month, cars were gridlocked on Beacon Street.

Opinion: Boston Globe | By Kristina Egan | FEBRUARY 27, 2015 The MBTA’s performance in the record snow and cold temperatures gives us a glimpse of a possible future — one in which our transportation system completely fails us. When the T shuts down, businesses and workers lose millions of dollars. The torturous driving commutes …

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Feb 26

Transit activists hopeful MBTA shut downs will spur investment in system

City residents’ patience wore thin in January and February as successive snowstorms made mbta bus, subway and commuter rail performance unreliable. BANNER PHOTO

Sandra Larson | Bay State Banner | 2/25/2015 In the aftermath of the historic January and February snowstorms in Boston that led to transit shutdowns, stuck trains, borrowed shuttle buses and frustrating delays at frigid platforms, the MBTA announced it could be another 30 days before full service resumes on its rail lines. If the …

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Feb 26

EDITORIAL: Baker’s MBTA panel needs to provide fresh thinking, concrete steps

Governor Baker held a State House press conference last week to discuss a special panel to overhaul the beleaguered MBTA. (Photo by JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Boston Globe | By The Editorial Board | February 26, 2015 IT’S TEMPTING to dismiss the creation of yet another committee of experts to figure out what’s ailing the MBTA, given Beacon Hill’s willingness to ignore the findings of past blue-ribbon panels. But the latest MBTA advisory panel, assembled by Governor Charlie Baker, deserves a chance to …

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