Thursday, February 26, 2009

All Quiet on the Commute Front

Another day, another on time commute, with the p508 arriving to South Station at 8:21 AM.

Further to my post about the gas tax increase, the Boston Globe made a great point in an editorial published today ... basically, we're going to end up paying for the transportation mess one way or another: "In many different ways, Massachusetts drivers, transit riders and taxpayers are paying the costs of the state's underfunded, debt-burdened, poorly maintained, inequitable, and unreliable transportation system. Our choice is not whether to pay for the transportation system, but how and when. We can continue paying for ever-higher tolls and transit fares, car repairs, time lost to traffic jams and delayed trains, wasted gasoline, emergency repairs, and soaring debt service charges. Or we can increase gasoline taxes and begin to reverse the cycle of denial and neglect that is costing Massachusetts and its residents dearly."

I'd like to give a shout out to Commute-a-holic, who took an unfortunate spill on an icy sidewalks and has to have wrist surgery on Friday to repair two broken bones. Good luck Commute-a-holic!

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