A member of the panel spoke exclusively with Metro yesterday about the commission’s findings surrounding the critical financial state of the MBTA.
“The T is not in danger of collapsing, but I think if something major isn’t done over the next several years the T gets deeper and deeper into the hole, in that they’re having to raise fares or they sacrifice maintenance of their present system — which drives down ridership,” said Michael Widmer, a member of the commission and president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “The danger here is that it becomes a death spiral.”
Friday, January 19, 2007
Report: T must cut costs (Boston Metro)
The city's third newspaper once again has a story not seen in the Herald or Globe. In the Friday Boston Metro has an exclusive report concerning the Commonweath's Transportation Finance Commission report on the MBTA.