Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1/31 to 2/2: This Week's MBTA Meetings

The complete list of sessions through TUES 3/6 is on my original post (along with links to relevant "Discussion Guide", etc.

TUES 1/31

6pm to 8pm
Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan
WED 2/1
6pm to 8pm
Hennigan Community Center Cafeteria, 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain
THUR 2/2
1pm to 3pm
6pm to 8pm
Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 1353 Dorchester Avenue
At that time, I offered a few ideas on how to express yourself and/or effect change regarding the potential fare increases/service reductions (including holding fundraisers, which could be fun/funny/provocative event).

However I forgot to mention the The T Riders' Union who have been active on general MBTA issues.

Someone named "Sean" later commented:
I suggest those of us who want sustained, if not improved public transit in Greater Boston, take a cold, hard look at not just protesting, but proposing what it is that we do support to fix the T's finances. That is, if want decent, or even improved transit, we do have to pay for it somehow.


Mass Inc., a non-partisan think-tank has some truly reasonable and realistic proposals; backed by cold-hard data that I believe we all should take a good look at, and debate.

[another snip]
The whole thing is at the bottom.

Personally, I felt better after I spoke at a meeting and asked a few questions...

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