WGBH News Focus: The MBTA

In Defense of the Car

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With all the talk about fare hikes and service cuts and the future of transit in the Hub, Colin Kingsbury believes we should reconsider our auto aversion, saying there's no quicker way to get across town. Listen to his defense on The Callie Crossley Show on-demand.



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About WGBH News Focus: The MBTA

Love it, like it or lump it, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority touches nearly everyone's lives in eastern Mass. And it's in financial crisis, with newly announced fare hikes not enough to cover next year's projected $100 million budget deficit. WGBH News features special focus coverage of the tracks and troubles of our public transit system.

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"If I Ran the T ..."

Everyone who's ever rode on the T has an opinion about what problem they'd change first. If you were in charge, where would you start? Let us know.

The Fare and Service Plan

On July 1, the T will introduce fare increases and service cuts to cover a $159 million budget gap for the next fiscal year. Read the plan on mbta.com.




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