Thread: MBTA Bus & BRT
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:51 AM   #20
whighlander
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Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

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Originally Posted by BPLange7 View Post
While tangents plan would not work for the T, it sounds an awful lot like what Bridj is trying to accomplish. The MBTA would do well to collaborate with them on data sharing.
BPLange -- i think we should be thinking way outside the box --- simple fixes will not solve the problems as the MTF Report stated and as quoted by the Herald in its editorial

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The 60-page report takes a detailed look at what years of managerial dysfunction under the Patrick administration have brought the system to — a system so broken that “we don’t know just how broken,” said MTF President Eileen McAnneny. “We should resist seemingly simple fixes until we have a far clearer and more accurate assessment of what needs to be fixed, which the T itself is unable to provide at this time.”
Why not convert the cash contribution which is always painfully exacted from the cities and towns to services provided for Greater Boston Regional Transit

A Town such as Lexington with no direct connection to the Heavy or Light rails could provide the local connections via its Lexpress to a core Bus running as frequently as the 77 Bus between Depot Square in Lexington Center and Alewife via Waltham St. and Rt-2 and Arlington Heights via Mass Ave
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