It has been a very bad week for the MBTA. Capital spending has been accelerating, but recent incidents raise questions about the operational side.
New bus lane on Brighton Ave!
Green Line B Branch Station Consolidation Public Information Session
I am increasingly convinced that the state should make a massive investment in upgrading its regional rail network. The decision is not imminent, but I’m interested in starting to get feedback from my constituents.
If we could electrify most vehicles and then make all power sources on the grid carbon neutral, we would make the transportation sector (airplanes aside) carbon neutral and much cleaner. How soon could that happen?
My overall sense is that the MBTA is moving forward thoughtfully with progressive changes in bus routing based on respectful engagement with the public and a principled analysis of all available data. Board approval of the first round of changes appears likely for this month.