Tag Archives: Boston

Brief mention in the Boston Globe

From “MBTA announces latest arrival: Google mapping tool for riders“: But not everyone at yesterday’s news conference was trumpeting the partnership. Jonathan Kamens, 39, of Brighton said Google Maps’s public transit routes are faulty because they rely on schedules provided by the MBTA, which are sometimes wrong. Kamens, a software engineer, said his complaints to… Read More »

MBTA Transit Police threaten to arrest me for distributing flyers to reporters at Google Transit press conference

As planned, I went to South Station about a half hour before the press conference scheduled to announce that Boston (finally!) had been added to Google Transit.  Upon arrival, I started talking to reporters and handing out flyers. I was quickly confronted by Daniel Dombak, a Marketing Director for Equity Office (which manages South Station),… Read More »

MBTA routes are now in Google Maps, but they’re still wrong!

MBTA route information has just become available in Google Maps (both Web-based and Google Maps Mobile).  Google and the MBTA are planning on formally debuting it at a press conference at South Station in an hour or so. I checked, and the data that the MBTA gave to Google has the same errors I’ve been… Read More »

MBTA customer service continues to excel (not!)

Last year, when I complained in writing to the T about receiving no response to the email messages I’d sent through their “Write to the Top” program, I received a response from Kevin McGuire telling me that if I continued to have this problem, I should contact James Monahan at a specific email address or… Read More »

A well-deserved rebuke at an appropriate time of year

I’ve recently started bicycling to and from work again after a very, very long hiatus. My route home from work takes me past the Boston Public Garden: Because Boylston and Arlington are both one-way the wrong way, I have to make a loop around the Public Garden by taking Charles to Beacon to Arlington. Or,… Read More »

City of Boston converts our block to resident only parking without our knowledge, desire or consent

May 15, 2009 Dear Mayor Menino, I have lived at __ ___ Street in Brighton for almost twelve years. I came out of my house this morning and found a BTD employee posting “resident parking only” signs on our block. I do not understand why the residents of our block were not consulted about whether there… Read More »