Dear Senator Brownsberger.
MBTA suffered huge delays across all service platforms in both recent storms. After being jammed underground multiple times for hours, I started to realize how our public transportation system is outdated and under capacitated. Aren’t the public transportation supposed to be the most reliable and efficient during inclement weather when travelling by car is mostly perilous and costly to the society?
I would suggest you and transportation committee members to take a T ride for each line (Green/Red/Silver/Orange/Blue) to gain first-hand experiences. (If possible, get a ride during a snow storm). You will see people suffering on un-covered platform for hours in the storm and you will also experience unbearable delay, congestion and accidents)
I feel that we need a systematic re-design at the city planning level. Extending Green-line or dress up a couple T stations will not do it. Commuter will continue to suffer until the system is changed. Most commuters cannot afford wasting hours of their life each day on an outdated transportation system.