If you were the head of the MBTA,
|I would change the MBTA’s board itself. I would keep the chairman, but would appoint riders so they would support lower-income communities.
||Lisa Sadika Edwards
Board Member, ACE
|It’s definitely a Catch-22, in that it’s a tough position to be in and [there’s] no easy way out. But the best I can come up with [is that] as a service of the state, I would approach the constituents, because they’re the ones we’ll be servicing.
|I will clean up my authority and reduce the cost of the T. I will also manage how I spend the community’s money and not do any wasteful spending like the T has done.
T Riders Union
|Federal government? Bankrupt. State government? Bankrupt. City government? Bankrupt. Solution? Generate private money for mass transit without taxes.
|I would make all commuter rail fares within Route 495 the same, so that communities are not pitted one against the other. [I would] not increase, but lower fares to attract people out of cars and on to the T.
|I would invest some serious time in transportation planning. The T has urban, suburban and exurban components. They need to develop more seamless connections with their own components and adjoining transit authorities.
||Joanne D. Daniels-Finegold