Category: Service Cuts

Video: Pyrotechnics preceded June derailment

Commonwealth Magazine | Andy Metzger | July 3, 2019 A VIDEO OF the Red Line derailment on June 11 from the vantage point of the JFK/UMass Station shows the Braintree-bound train coming into view around a slight curve when a big flash occurs toward the rear of the train. The Boston Carmen’s Union put some of …

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Menino urges new revenue for MBTA

By Eric Moskowitz | Boston Globe | January 31, 2012 Mayor Thomas M. Menino urged the state to avoid steep MBTA fare increases and service cuts, calling in a letter received yesterday by top state leaders for a gas tax or other increased levy to aid the T.

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The T is in trouble with a capital T

LOOKING AT the MBTA’s latest proposals to raise fares and severely cut service, I am reminded of the old joke about the complaining restaurant patron: “The food is terrible — and such small portions!’’ It’s an insult that fares must be raised, though the T’s $161 million deficit can’t be denied, and fares have held …

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