The SmarTraveler update also said there would be delays on the Middleborough line. Boy, this line seems to experience a lot of delays too.
Editorials about the MBTA were published in today's Telegram & Gazette and yesterday's The Boston Globe.
I must say - the media loves MBTA GM Dan Grabauskas. I just don't get the love affair? Why are they so hard on other elected officials and public leaders, but they just give Dan softballs everytime?
The T&G closed their editorial with this . . .
We are confident that Grabauskas will explore every means of balancing the MBTAbudget. The public knows Grabauskas is capable of massive reform — witness theturnaround he made when faced with a similarly intractable situation at the
Registry of Motor Vehicles. Now we want to see him take on the T.
Seriously - whatever Grabauskas did at the Registry was in the past. As the head of the T, he really hasn't done anything to blow off anyone's socks.
The Globe sent this love letter to Grabauskas - belch!
It must have been frustrating for Grabauskas to watch the Massachusetts TurnpikeAuthority get help from the Legislature in the waning hours of this session.
After all, Grabauskas didn’t get in over his head with exotic market‘‘swaptions’’ the way the Pike did. Governor Deval Patrick broached a plan to let the Pike transfer a portion of its debt to the Commonwealth, where it could pay a smaller interest rate, and the Legislature added some much-needed oversight reforms. But unlike the Pike, the T’s credit rating is actually better than the state’s.
What about "it must be frustrating for commuters who rely on the T's services to not know if their train or bus will actually show up, be functional, have their fares collected, etc., etc." And what about other Massachusetts residents who don't necessarily use the T, but support it through gas tax and other financing methods. Aren't we owed an explanation about the vapid mismanagement?
In today's Globe there is an article about the state transportation bill approved last week. Also in today's Globe, Salem residents and businesses are trying to encourage commuters to use alternative methods to commute.