Monday, February 13, 2012

2/13 to 2/16: This Week's MBTA Meetings


Hey, folks -- today is the last MBTA meeting in Boston proper...

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

Let's say a brief Monday post is forthcoming, but stuff is on the calendar.

See below for the chance to attend a Jameson tasting tonight.

Tonight's opening reception for BC's "Rural Ireland: The Inside Story" could be a richer experience, because Emma Crawford wrote a preview for CTB.

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MON 2/13

6pm to 8pm
Boston Public Library, Boston Room, 700 Boylston Street

Note: There is going to be a rally in Copley Square from 4pm to 5:30pm with the T Riders Union, Occupy Boston, and other groups.
TUES 2/14
6pm to 8pm
Framingham Town Hall, 150 Concord Street
WED 2/15
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Quincy High School Auditorium, 100 Coddington Street

6pm to 8pm
Thomas Crane Public Library Community Room, 40 Washington St, Quincy
(Thanks, Jen, for the update!)
THUR 2/16
6pm to 8pm
Malden City Council Chambers, 200 Pleasant Street
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. And now they have an online petition.

Someone named "Sean" later commented on the original post:
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.

[snip]

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...

1 comment:

Jen said...

I got an alert from Quincy saying the Quincy meeting has been changed to Quincy High School.

Quincy High is across the street from the library and can hold a lot more people.

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