• Joel Brown

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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Gina Fiandaca Commuted to BU on the MBTA. Now, Her Job Is to Fix It

  1. Through the decades, I’ve known several people who’ve worked for the T. I know a few who still work there. All of them have two things in common:

    1. They work hard and. They want to improve the system.

    2. They describe an unfriendly work environment weighed down by strange policies and an old boy network that is apparently exempt from many of the better policies.

    Ms. Fiandaca has a lot of work ahead of her.
    I feel she cannot succeed until the T is totally cleansed.
    If that is not done, then she can add all the fine wine she wants to the sewerage bottle. The end result will still be sewerage.

  2. The MBTA board needs to have a competent audit department reporting directly to the board and indirectly to the transportation secretary.
    It has to have the teeth to force changes in all areas. That would include reviewing the various unions and how they are doing their jobs.
    It is clearly evident that proper maintenance in many areas is not being accomplished.

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