T in the media – February 10th edition

scanning the wires to see what is being reported about the T in the past few days

Police on alert as graffiti artists gather in city
Boston Globe – They were five men with 39 cans of spray paint, speeding away from the Braintree MBTA Station early yesterday, police said

Network boss quits, apologizes for stunt
Boston Globe – Turner Broadcasting apologized for the campaign last week and announced it would pay $2 million in restitution to the MBTA and local governments

Is Framingham getting its fair share of the dollars?
Framingham TAB – Feb 9, 2007… a handful of MetroWest towns recently dumped some T of their own — the MBTA, that is — in favor of a regional transportation authority.

New Charlie Cards has less people skipping out on fares
WHDH-TV- Feb 9, 2007 — MBTA officials credit the new Charlie Cards with cutting down on the number of people skipping out on paying fares. …

‘T’ Riders Complain About Charlie Cards
Boston Channel.com – Feb 9, 2007 There are troubles with the MBTA’s Charlie Cards and they’ve only been out for a month. The cards promise discounted rates on the “T,” but some …

Waban residents lobby to halt meters in square
Daily News Tribune, MA – Feb 8, 2007 Solomon said two weeks ago that a major reason for the meters is to ensure consistent parking turnover for the square’s businesses by preventing MBTA …

Selectmen to discuss MBTA request Monday
Abington Mariner, MA – Feb 8, 2007 At their meeting on Monday night, Abington Selectmen are expected to discuss a proposal from the MBTA that requests the addition of a later train

OUR VIEW: The last spike
The Patriot Ledger, MA – Feb 8, 2007 Timothy Murray, and MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas had the honors of using a long-handed maul to drive three ceremonial spikes into the wooden ties. …

Trial To Start For Men Accused Of Shooting Pregnant Woman On ‘T’
Boston Channel.com, MA – Feb 8, 2007… both charged with first-degree murder and related charges for allegedly killing an infant and wounding his mother on an Orange Line MBTA car in February …

OUR VIEW: Too many hands?
The Patriot Ledger, MA – Feb 7, 2007 A 75-year-old MBTA electrical engineer says she was assigned just five hours of work a month. She filed an age discrimination complaint, which was rejected …

Middleboro selectmen approve later train service
Brockton Enterprise, MA – Feb 6, 2007 Selectmen took the vote following a public hearing, at the request of Daniel A. Grabauskas, General Manager of the MBTA, who is seeking community input on …

The destination of this train is . . .TECHNOLOGY
Daily Free Press (subscription), MA – Feb 6, 2007 When Boston’s MBTA launched the CharlieCard in December 2006, thousands of area residents were introduced to “touchless” smartcard technology, which allows …


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