Tag: transportation funding

T’s woes are bigger than any general manager

Snow caused a Red Line train to become stuck in Quincy on Monday. Courtesy of the Boston Globe. DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF

Boston GLobe | By Joan Vennochi | FEBRUARY 09, 2015 LIFE ISN’T fair. After years of bad policy decisions and general neglect, the MBTA is falling apart under the watch of General Manager Beverly A. Scott. Scott, who has held the position since September 2012, inherited a broken system. As she said in a radio …

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Will proposed MBTA cuts hurt service?

Boston Globe | Joshua Miller | February 5, 2015 The MBTA system, burdened by aging infrastructure and equipment, has lurched and sputtered this week, leaving throngs fuming in the cold about commutes nasty, brutish, and long. Governor Charlie Baker decried the delays and said he would work to improve service. Meanwhile at the State House, he …

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MBTA: A textbook case of civic dysfunction

Commonwealth Magazine | Gabrielle Gurley | Feb 4, 2015 What is the value of holding a major civic event after a winter storm in a city where the wheels have gone off the mass transit system? When the history of the New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX victory parade is written, all of that will …

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Legislative Update: FY 15 Budget

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, This past Friday, Governor Patrick signed a $36.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. We wanted to update you on a few things that were included in the passed budget: Driver Assaults: Although everyone is entitled to a safe workplace, this is often not the case for our members. To help ensure …

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