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.
After an absurdly eventful week of mixed results for the MBTA, the past seven days were relatively quiet. But that doesn’t mean T riders didn’t get their usual dose of delays, malfunctions, and general annoyances that always come with relying on public transportation.
The MBTA continues to decline in quality and lose money, and is an especially reliable source of frustration for travelers. Here’s some crazy things we learned from it last week:
They have viral marketing down.
Looks like the MBTA has a new twitter campaign. http://t.co/ru385ryX—
Damien (@bostond) February 18, 2013
Brendan Kearney (@BrendanJKearney) February 18, 2013
The MBTA joined the dark side of the force a long time ago.
The windshield wipers on the bus sound like Darth Vader with a leaky oxygen tank #mbta—
Dora Gao (@DoraGao1) February 20, 2013
Only so many riders can be so lucky as to sit next to homeless guys.
Miles McAlpin (@JMilesM) February 20, 2013
At certain times of the night, the T resembles a party train.
Laura Evans (@wheres_laura) February 20, 2013
Backpacks and briefcases are entitled to the same seating privileges as humans.
A girl refused to move her backpack so I could take a seat. Apparently backpacks are now considered people? #mbta—
Stephanie Kanaan (@StephKanaan) February 20, 2013
Bee Phan (@bee_phan) February 21, 2013
Getting seats on the T is a cutthroat business.
You're an awful person when you purposely don't look up in fear you'll make eye contact with an old woman & have to give up your seat #mbta—
Gessenia Votta (@GNoelle) February 19, 2013
North Station is trying to build character by having a signature smell.
Why is it that the North Station #mbta station regularly smells like a literal fart factory?—
Larry Zoll (@LarryZoll) February 19, 2013
RC (@RebecccaRose) February 19, 2013