Once a public transit fan, always a public transit fan

Dukakis on the T

Our roving UHub photographer assures us that's Mike Dukakis getting onto a crowded Green Line trolley at Longwood this morning - just like he used to do when he was governor.

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Oh, I think everyone who

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Oh, I think everyone who rides the D Line has seen him at least once. He's definitely a T regular.

Once on the Red Line

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Michael Dukakis will always get points in my book for strongly advocating for car alternatives, and practicing what he preaches.

While I have never seen him

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While I have never seen him on the Green Line, I always seem to see him in Kenmore Square, he loves hanging locally.

Wouldn't it be nice to see

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Wouldn't it be nice to see Mumbles and his cronies use the T instead of the city's fancy fleet of SUVs?

Mumbles and his cronies are

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Mumbles and his cronies are so worried about the Italian earthquake victims that they're going to go there to help out.

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Mumbles for one is a "2seata" his girth would take up to many available seats.
Second he has a serious issue with balance which would most likely result in train delays due to a medical issue.

Doesn't he walk around

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Doesn't he walk around Brookline picking up random trash?

butts

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Yep, saw him over a decade ago walking around Longwood area picking up cigarette butts.

I see him at the gym

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I see him at the gym sometimes - the guy has way more stamina than I do, and I must be almost half his age. Good for him for keepin' on with the T.

A good guy, and a class act

and by all accounts a beloved professor (at NU).

But I'm reminded of his early gubernatorial days, when the left on Beacon Hill - among them Barney Frank - was upset at Dukakis. In response to a question about the Duke's commuting habits, Frank snapped: I don't mind that he takes the T to work, I mind that he gets off at the State House.