Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MBTA GM Daniel Grabauskas Will Be Interviewed on Radio Boston on Leap Day

Thanks to Anonymous for this tip.

MBTA GM Daniel Grabauskas will be interviewed this Friday, February 29th (Leap Day) at 1 p.m. on RadioBoston. The segment is called "Is the T on Track?"

You can listen to RadioBoston on WBUR 90.9 FM

Here is the abstract about Friday's RadioBoston show:
The litany of woes is as long, and as old, as the MBTA itself: An $8 billion debt. Aging trains and buses. Maintenance backlogs. Fare increases. And now, the admission from MBTA general manager Daniel Grabauskas that the T has been secretly cutting trips from its published schedules.

The hope, Grabausaks says, was that cutting trips would cut costs.

That hasn’t happened. The MBTA is still saddled with a debt load among the largest in the nation for a public transit system. Riders say service has been declining for years. And this is one of the few issues where everyone on Beacon Hill seems to be in agreement: the T is in trouble.

But what to do about it?

This week, get on board as we search for the answer to that question. And another, one of Boston’s most famous: “Should we walk, or do we have time to take the T?”

RadioBoston is looking for personal comments from MBTA riders and bloggers on "how's your ride?" Posts can be made directly to the "comments" section on this RadioBoston page. Note: You must be logged in to post a comment.


Anonymous said...

Let's give credit when credit is due. Escalator and elevator service in the subway system has improved 100% since Mr. Grabauskas took over. Thank you so much!!

Train Rider said...


Poor Dan Grabauskas! Look at the vast station improvements under his expert leadership. He gets no love.

I mean, God forbid we take the stairs. I know that MBTA patrons with mobility issues would most certainly (and rightfully so) have concerns if the elevators or the escalators in stations were not working. I even know that the T has been working to "improve" mobility in some of the older stations, such as the Arlington Street Green Line stop.

And we would all be complaining if the T stations were crime-ridden infestations.

Unfortunately, Dan can't be judged just on his ability to clean up the stations. Because, it really doesn't do us much good if the trains do not get us to where we need to go.

Thanks for the fun comments!
Train Rider