Archive for November 2015

Right Behind Us: The T’s Failures Are Catching Up

BC Heights | By Matthew BeDugnis | November 1, 2015 “Attention, this train is disabled and being taken out of service. There’s service right behind us.” These disturbingly common words came over the PA system on one of my daily trips down Commonwealth Ave. this week. What was uncommon, however, was the fatigue with which…

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Brady Wins in 2nd Plymouth & Bristol District!

 On Tuesday, voters in the 2nd Plymouth & Bristol district overwhelmingly elected Democratic State Representative Mike Brady to the Massachusetts State Senate in the special election to replace the late Senator Tom Kennedy. Mike was one of Local 589’s endorsed candidates. “Throughout our campaign, I have been encouraged by the spirit and character of 2nd…

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Is this any way to run a railroad?

Media Nation | By Dan Kennedy | Nov. 20, 2015 I’ve tried to be optimistic about Gov. Charlie Baker’s management of the MBTA. But there are some ominous signs that he’s less interested in creating a world-class public transportation system than he is in reducing costs for his non-T-riding supporters. Three examples: As Boston Globe…

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Late Owl Night Service on the Chopping Block

Boston Globe | By Nicole Dungca | November 19, 2015 Late-night MBTA service could soon be eliminated, as agency officials deem their experiment with extended hours unsuccessful and expensive to subsidize. As the fiscal control board that oversees MBTA finances looks for ways to dig out of a deficit, several board members appear ready to…

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