WGBH News Focus: The MBTA

The MBTA Answers Your Questions

By WGBH News


April 25, 2012

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MBTA general manager Jonathan Davis visited the WGBH studios. (Annie Shreffler/WGBH)

As part of the WGBH News Focus week on the MBTA, we offered the chance to "talk to the top" on the radio on April 24 as MBTA general manager Jonathan Davis joined Emily Rooney in the studio to take calls and see some of the responses to our online survey. Among the questions he answered ...


- Why can't the T be like the Washington, D.C., metro?
- Why do we still print paper bus schedules every quarter?
- Why does rush hour service end so early?
- Why are there MBTA workers just standing around not doing anything?
- Have you considered sponsorship for lines and Charlie Cards?
- In 30 years, why haven't things changed?

> > LISTEN to the conversation.


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.

About the Author
The WGBH News team comprises the WGBH radio newsroom, The Callie Crossley Show, The Emily Rooney Show and WGBH Channel 2 reporters and producers from Greater Boston and Basic Black. 

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