Tag: Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh throws latest MBTA privatization idea under bus

Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaks at the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast in Boston yesterday.

Boston Herald | Matt Stout | Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday came out swinging against the MBTA for weighing the privatization of core functions such as bus routes and maintenance, calling it a “mistake” that could pave the way to widespread outsourcing at the cash-strapped agency. “It’s a slippery slope. It’s …

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Marty Walsh: Privatization Doesn’t Work

Mayor Marty Walsh

Recently, Mayor Marty Walsh sat down with the Boston Globe for a wide-ranging interview about his first-term in office and what he sees as the most pressing issues facing the city. At the top of his list was his opposition to privatizing public transit. Below is the portion of the interview that focused on his opposition to …

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The T’s haves and have-nots

Boston Globe | By Joan Vennochi  December 17, 2015 TO FIX ITS aging infrastructure, the MBTA estimates it needs $7 billion. At the same time, the transit agency faces a $242 million deficit in next year’s operating budget. With an unbalanced balance sheet like that, every saved penny helps, right? But when those savings come via service …

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