In a weekly series on 1033AMPRadio.com, we examine the past week in life on the MBTA – and the many “lessons” we can learn from it.
Life is rarely normal for MBTA operations, but last week was especially unusual – in the wake of the epic blizzard that blasted New England with over two feet of snow, the T had to shut down operations for a few days. But the city apparently did some great work to get the MBTA back up and running, and there’s also the buses that sheltered people who had to evacuate their home due to a gas leak.
Of course, though, it’s not all good news for the T. A former employee was jailed for reckless behavior, which included firing a gun in a hotel room. Not exactly going to make us feel any better about the drivers and security guards T riders encounter on a daily basis.
In all the craziness that comes with relying on public transportation with the T, we learn a lot of crazy stuff. Here’s a bunch of undisputed facts about the MBTA that we learned last week.
They like to save money on electricity.
Julie (@joolie128) February 11, 2013
Babies can always be relied upon to make T riders smile…But they are still subjected to the same treatment as other passengers.
Kaitlin Milliot (@kaitmills) February 11, 2013
(@GirlOnMBTA) February 12, 2013
T riders don’t need anything.
I ride tha mbta just so ppl wont ask me for anything—
IG:iammrshades (@MarioThaTruth) February 11, 2013
The MBTA saw the blizzard as a great opportunity for riders to get some exercise and maybe get into a neat adventure.
Katie Perry (@KP0831) February 11, 2013
Well that was a great commute, thanks for not plowing any of the bus stops, I love climbing snow banks to reach the bus... #MBTA—
Angela Bacon (@angelaNbacon) February 11, 2013
KillerBeeRelayTeam (@TheKBRT) February 11, 2013
The #1 cause of alcoholism in Boston? The T.
to the mbta and green line: i blame you for my decision to have whiskey on a tuesday. i hate you. yours truly, paige—
Paige Besse (@shutuppaige) February 12, 2013
The T has three kinds of service: Limited, very limited, and nonexistent.
Limited mbta service? Do they have any other kind? @mbtaprobs—
Liana (@RunToMunch) February 11, 2013
The MBTA doesn’t discriminate based on religion. Everyone’s mean.
Lots of people with ashes on their heads today think they'd be any nicer than the non Christians? Of course not! #MBTA—
Red Line Commuter (@RedLineCommuter) February 13, 2013
Valentine’s Day is a pretty lonely time of the year for bus drivers.
I think the bus driver has no Valentine - he just yelled at a passenger to "get an earlier bus if you want to get to work" #mbta #86—
Warren Hagist (@warrenh321) February 14, 2013
Pigeons just chillin’ on T cars feels normal…Perhaps a little too normal.
Ben White (@speedofwhite) February 17, 2013