Tuesday, March 06, 2012

3/6 to 3/12: 5 More MBTA Meetings

Since I first listed these MBTA meetings, they've added more meetings. Kudos to the T for occasionally moving to larger rooms over the past 2 months.

There are 5 more chances to stand up against service cuts and fare hikes. Mainly service cuts... Or mainly fare hikes...

Tuesday cheapness is on the calendar.


TUES 3/6

6pm to 8pm
The Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent St, Brockton
TUES 3/6
6pm to 8pm
Paul Revere School, 395 Revere St, Revere
WED 3/7
6pm to 8pm
Fitchburg Public Library Auditorium, 610 Main Street
WED 3/7
7pm to 9pm
Memorial Middle School, 81 Central Ave, Hull
MON 3/12
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Veronica B. Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton
On my first post, 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.


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.

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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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