Monday, March 12, 2012

MON 3/12: One More MBTA Meeting

MON 3/12

5:30pm to 7:30pm
"MBTA Fare and Service Changes"
at Veronica B. Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton

As I mentioned on my first MBTA post, the T's budget shortfall could be major blow to riders.

This is the last chance to get up and give your opinion about service cuts and fare hikes.

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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