Tag Archives: MBTA

MBTA 2, Passengers 0

Mr. Houghton, Being a glutton for punishment, and having no better option, my daughter and I set out this morning once again to take the T from Brighton Center to Walnut Street in Newton, changing buses in Newton Corner. We were stationed at 400 Centre Street by 8:17, waiting for a 554 bus scheduled to… Read More »

The MBTA fails, yet again, to provide a minimal level of acceptable service

To: [email protected] Cc: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, “‘Governor Patrick’s Office (imailagent)’” <[email protected]>, “‘Halbert, David’” <[email protected]> John Houghton Superintendent, Cabot Bus Garage MBTA Dear Mr. Houghton, They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  If so, then I must… Read More »

You call this a bus stop?

Believe it or not, this is an MBTA bus stop (on the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, right before the BU Bridge): Note the clear informative signage (not!), the comfortable, shaded bus shelter (double not!) and the easy access to the bus from the sidewalk (as long as you don’t mind walking over… Read More »

MBTA complaint of the day

It never ceases to amaze me that the folks who run the MBTA can’t seem to handle the simplest aspects of running a working public transit system.  Over and over again, I’ve found myself complaining to them about things that just shouldn’t come up, because they should just be handled properly to begin with.