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There are 8 comments on Free Shuttle Buses to Replace T Service on Sections of B, C, and D Lines February 20 to March 8

  1. Hear we go again with the with more time wasted with the MBTA The MBTA General manager should be replaced with someone who knows what they are doing?

    1. Actually, the T recently did replace their general manager. While shutdowns during the Poftak era were pretty much pointless and didn’t solve the issues they claimed to, Eng’s shutdowns have removed dozens of slow zones already and improved safety across the network. This is why it’s so important for transit execs to actually know what they’re doing — Poftak was a political appointee who was a Pioneer Institute coworker with Charlie Baker, whereas Eng has worked on successful rail agencies for decades and actually rides the trains.

    2. As Benjamin mentioned, the current General Manager is actually a very experienced and highly qualified person and is actually getting lots of loooong overdue things done. Take a look at his bio:

      Phillip Eng

      While these closures are inconvenient, they are addressing problems that slow down service and reliability, and service is actually improving after closure.

  2. Let’s close these streets and stations for a fourth time this year. If you can’t do a job right the first three times….
    Pretty sure any students in the same predicament would have been on probation and released from the university if they did the same time.

  3. The universities’ authorities should be involve in a matter that concerns thousands of students every day. Starting with the BU president.
    This is an university city with a lot of students who need fast and reliable transport.

    1. The MBTA an “Authority”. It is not answerable to any oversight other than the state legislature. The Authorities primary directive is th employ and enrich the ruling class through hiring and contracts. To furthur this goal they create and expand a dis-functional system, with the claim that only remedy is more grwth and funding.

  4. I despise the MBTA. This isn’t even the end of it, there will be another closure over the summer. Not to mention the countless other lines that are experiencing closures as well.

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