You can't make this stuff up. The Herald reports:
Top MBTA officials acknowledge that for years the agency has been secretly cutting thousands of bus and train trips from published schedules to lower costs - a practice that has left legions of customers waiting for rides that arrived late or not at all.
Dan Grabauskas says he started trying to change the practice when he became general manager two years ago. Yes, that's right: They've been doing this for years. Oh, yeah, and when asked about service cuts, T officials would lie, Grabauskas added.
Jay Fitzgerald marvels at this authority omerta, which extended from top to bottom:
... How do you begin to reform such an agency? Who do you discipline first? How deep do you go? They were all in it together. Us versus them. The permanent bureaucracy versus the public. Did they all prick their fingers and take blood oathes over pension brochures that they'd never betray the organization?
The Outraged Liberal shakes his head in amazement:
... Our public transit system is a certifiable basket case. It has been leaderless and clueless vile comments by angry riders don't change the fact that the man who has been in the forefront of the fiasco needs to be held accountable.
Smilin' Dan has GOT to go -- and soon.
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