MBTA Board Must Stand Up to Baker

News of successful COVID-19 vaccines created a “light at the end of the tunnel” of pain the MBTA’s finances are currently in. But instead of helping us get there, Gov. Charlie Baker and MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack are packing dynamite around the tunnel walls.

The MBTA Faces a Human Capital Crisis. Baker Must Lead.

Solutions to the MBTA’s predicament are out there, but the state’s two highly capable transportation leaders, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, need Gov. Charlie Baker to empower them to take unconventional steps to enact them quickly.

MBTA Control Board Votes to Hike Rail, Subway Fares

Travel on the MBTA’s subway and commuter rail network will cost more starting July 1 after the authority’s oversight board approved a fare-hike plan Monday, securing tens of millions of dollars more in revenue every year that leaders say is necessary to continue service improvements and close a budget gap.