Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The MBTA "Bailout" is 1/4 the road appropriation bill

When roads and bridges need funding, we call it an appropriation. When the MBTA needs state funding, we call it a bailout.

House and Senate lawmakers have approved an MBTA bailout and a second bill to maintain the state's roads and bridges.
Worse is the fact that the roads were "appropriated" $200 million, while the state forced on the MBTA deep service cuts and a 23% fare hike to get a measly $50 million.

If only the MBTA ran on four wheels and carried fewer than four people per vehicle, it would be rolling in the state's dough.

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