Tag Archives: MBTA

That’s Just So Sad (MBTA Edition)

It’s never good when Boston compares itself to major-league cities, especially in the rapid-transit category. But here comes the Boston Globe’s Derrick Jackson bragging on the MBTA’s planned Night Owl experiment in his op-ed column yesterday. The T’s chance to … Continue reading

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Boston Globe A Day Late, Charlie Card Short On MBTA Ring Story?

From our stately local broadsheet’s The Hive on Monday: This ring guarantees easy access to the T Sick of fishing through your purse or flashing your wallet every time you ride the MBTA? A Kickstarter project, Sesame Ring, is offering stylish RFID … Continue reading

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Safe-T First?

Saturday’s local dailies duly reported on Thursday’s MBTA trolley-car crash, the latest in a series of T-bonehead incidents over the past several years. The Boston Herald, as usual, has the basics . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a … Continue reading

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The T Is Like Somebody’s Hobby (“Signal Problems” Edition)

The MBTA never cease to underwhelm. On our Inbound trip, the hardrunning staff got to the trolley before it started leaving the station, but the driver looked straight at us and drove away. On the Outbound leg, the trolley stopped … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Idioms . . .

. . . it looks sort of idiotic. The hardworking staff can’t help but notice that what once were familiar American phrases have become, well, unfamiliar. Some recent examples: • Democratic strategist on CNN describing Mitt Romney’s Latino problem thanks … Continue reading

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The T Is Like Somebody’s Hobby

The Missus and I decided to trundle down to the South End Open Studios yesterday, so we went to the Green Line’s Brookline Village station about 1:30 to catch an inbound trolley. And we waited. And waited. And waited until … Continue reading

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Legal Sea Foods In Hot Water With Enviros Over New Ads

They say fish is brain food, but Legal Sea Foods advertising has sometimes been a little too smart for its own good. Like this campaign from 2008 that ran on taxitops: and on MBTA cars: The campaign got Legal a … Continue reading

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Boston Dailies Give MBTA A Pass On Anti-Gay Group’s Transit Ad

From BostInnovation: MBTA To Remove Ad Campaign From A Homophobic Website [Monday] around 7pm,  BostonTweet posted this tweet with the accompanying image (left). The image depicts an ad from FamilyRadio.com on a MBTA bus.  Although the messaging is pretty dark, it is not … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (MBTA Edition)

Sunday’s Boston Globe has MBTA general manager Richard Davey giving something up: T’s general manager commences car-free life by donating vehicle to charity Richard A. Davey has given up his car. Not just for the week, or for the month, … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Parsons Brinckerhoff Edition)

From Thursday’s Boston Globe: Big Dig firm to help run T project Board initially leery of hiring company; will aid MBTA on locomotive deal Parsons Brinckerhoff is back! The folks who gave you shoddy Big Dig construction, massive cost overruns, … Continue reading

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