Tag Archive: privatization

Mar 18

Carmen’s chief sets record straight

Commonwealth Magazine | By James O’Brien | Mar 18, 2017 IT’S TIME TO set the record straight on why the Boston Carmen’s Union agreed to open up its contract with the MBTA, negotiate amendments that greatly benefit the T, and help the authority climb out of the financial hole it’s in thanks to decades of …

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Nov 04

What the Heck Is Wrong With Boston’s MBTA?

Street Blogs USA | By Angie Schmitt | Friday, November 4, 2016 Last week, the engine on one of Boston’s Orange Line trains overheated and ignited some trash, filling traincars with smoke. Passengers broke windows to escape. Three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. The scare focused attention on long-standing maintenance problems for the T: It’s underfunded, upkeep is falling behind, and the quality of …

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Nov 02

City Council concerned more MBTA privatization could lead to discriminatory service

Boston Metro | By Kristin Toussaint | Nov. 2, 2016 Concerns about how more privatization efforts from the MBTA could lead to widespread discriminatory practices of transportation services prompted the Boston City Council on Wednesday to unanimously request a briefing from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration. Residents have experienced multiple issues with Keolis Commuter Services, the …

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