On Monday, a Boston Logan International Airport social media staffer, possibly impaired from the permanent haze of toxic, partially-combusted hydrocarbons that hangs over their workplace, invited travelers to celebrate Earth Day by driving to the airport. “For those traveling, parking at the airport brings you close to your terminal and reduces the impact on the […]
Across the U.S., transit agencies often roll out deep service cuts under the guise of “temporary” service adjustments. Sadly, these cuts are rarely reversed. Whether it’s cutting late-night bus routes, lower-ridership subway lines or historic trolley networks, these services almost never return, especially in times of a budget crisis, because it’s far easier to stop […]
As the MBTA’s governing board gets ready to vote on a dramatic austerity package for the Boston region’s transit services, independent advocacy groups and business organizations are diving into the T’s budget numbers and raising doubts about the agency’s budget projections, and whether service cuts are really necessary.