MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak called me this morning to brief me about the Red Line’s troubles and his response.
It has been a very bad week for the MBTA. Capital spending has been accelerating, but recent incidents raise questions about the operational side.
Helpful presentation from the T on what to expect when in the way of capacity and reliability improvements. Bottom line: Improvement will be steady and will reach their maximum level around 2025.
We will continue to add communications from the MBTA about the Alewife Garage situation to this post.
Red Line service has been unstable over the past few weeks and I’ve heard from many about that, but there is reason for hope, in the long term, for big increases in both reliability and capacity.
Will, since you posted the information about the poor service on the Red Line, it seems like it’s gotten worse — or at least no better. Yesterday the train I was on at evening rush hour sat at Charles for at least 15 minutes, the engineer saying helplessly, “We can’t move, there’s no where to […]