Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Parking Lot Disgrace

I'm livid. The Grafton MBTA parking lot was an utter mess when I got to the station this evening. No one had attempted to either try to clear the ice or to sand the lot at all. Those of us who took the 6:15 PM train out of Boston had to carefully shuffle our way across the lot to our cars, then spend upwards of 10 minutes chipping the ice away.

I should have expected it, these were the same conditions (snow, then freezing rain, then cold temps all day) that caused the entire parking lot to ice over and me to fall last winter. I'm not sure why I expected anything different, it can't be because I'm paying twice as much to park there now, right? That's just crazy! Because, as we know, the money is not going toward lot maintenance, it's going to back pay for MBTA employees.

Since these suburban lots are not patrolled by the MBTA police, they must be maintained by the subcontractors, there's no excuse for the lot to be iced over.


Anonymous said...

Lots of cars slipping in the parking lots yesterday morning and afternoon. Without proper maintenance, they're a major liability suit waiting to happen.

AJ said...

It's funny, but when I ranted to my wife last night about doubling the parking fee and not even sanding(!!!!!), she said I should have slipped and fallen in a crowd and the OWNED the MBTA, put an end to ann the daily bullshit.