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Bad transit

Published on 4 November 2009

A new report on the MBTA finds that three-fifths of my commute is made of fearsome limb-rending deathtrack.
One example of an unfunded project that received the maximum safety score of “10” is the floating slabs and tunnel leak repair project between Alewife and Harvard stations on the Red Line.
This $80M project involves the complete removal […]


Well played, Mr. Taylor. Well played.

Published on 7 April 2006

I can’t stop thinking about Harry Taylor, a regular old citizen who happens to disagree with where the country’s gone under the Bush regime — and who had the guts to say so.
Watch the video of Taylor’s exchange with the President
Despite being booed by the rest of the audience, and despite the President’s flip […]