Lots of great points in James Aloisi’s suggestions on how the MBTA can more forward.
Biggest one is debt transfer. The MBTA pays roughly $250 million a year on legacy and Big Dig debt that shouldn’t be on its books. It got placed with the agency due to unrealistic state sales tax revenue projections. It has put the MBTA in an annual funding hole that it cannot fill. The debt must be transferred. There isn’t any real “fix” for the MBTA without it.
A short and long-term plan – CommonWealth Magazine
THE RECENT MBTA meltdown has impressed upon the general public the critical importance of a reliable transit system to their daily lives. The T’s utter failure to provide reliable service during and following the recent extraordinary winter…