The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the MBTA’s dire state needs more than just marginal reforms.
Fred Salvucci, who’s now a lecturer at the MIT Center for Transportation Studies, says the MBTA’s debt should be decoupled from the rest of its budget.
An MBTA bus driver charged with beating and kicking a 42-year-old man who had asked him for directions has been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.
MBTA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis said those options include a week of free fares, which would cost the MBTA about $6 million.
MBTA commuter rail service is expected to operate at about three-quarters capacity Friday morning, and it is not expected to return to full capacity for another month.
State lawmakers on Thursday questioned transportation officials about the massive problems that have plagued the MBTA during the recent stretch of snowstorms.