When state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey wouldn't meet with protesters calling for a discounted "Youth Pass" for teen T riders, they sat down in his office in the Park Square transportation building and wouldn't leave - until State Police made them, and transported them over to their South Boston and Charles River barracks for booking on trespassing charges, according to O'Ryan Johnson, who ... Read more
Portraits of Boston is a nice site where a photographer goes around taking people's photos and asking them a question. Today, one of the featured people was a guy walking down the street in the Back Bay with a bunch of flowers for his wife.
A guy who happens to be Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, as Steve Annear noticed:
"Theyâ€™re... Read more
Around 8:45 a.m, Susan Anderson tweeted:
The Orange Line is seriously standing by "due to a coffee spill that needs to be cleaned up." ... At least it made for a nice-smelling train first thing in the morning...
The coffee break happened after incoming T General Manager Beverly Scott rode the line from a chat session with commuters at North Station to a... Read more
Before our April 4th Board Meeting, we will lay out our final recommendation for closing the Fiscal Year 2013 gap. We continue to work on identifying prudent one-time revenues that will allow us to stave off some of the proposed service cuts for one year. Our final proposal will include both cuts and a fare increase,... Read more
Updated late Monday.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
The employee today was reprimanded and the incident is now included in his personnel file. No further action will be taken unless such an incident happens again. This matter is closed.
The Globe reports Richard Davey and his wife have ditched their car and now rely on their CharlieCards and Zipcar to get around. You may recall his predecessor was chauffeured around in an MBTA SUV.
Richard Davey's effort may have intensified this morning. Needham Line rider Mike Davis tweets the signboard at his station this morning read:
Train to Boston NOT MOVING at this time.
Davey made his comments at the MBTA's monthly board meeting yesterday, in which he noted the worst commuter-rail performance in four years and "weaknesses in our fleet, particularly in our Orange and Red Line,"... Read more
Richard Davey tells Jon Keller people are willing to accept the T's running antiquated trains if the T does a good enough job informing them about the reasons for delays; says some T workers seem to forget they're ultimately dealing with people, not steel containers on wheels.
The MBTA is holding a Be the MBTA General Manager for a Day contest. Spend the day with Rich Davey as he battles aged infrastructure and lack of funds. Tour the Everett repair shops and the High Street control center:
Tell us in less than 150 words why you want to be the MBTA GM for a day. All contestants must be at least... Read more
It'll be a T-mendous day at Fenway Park: In addition to Richard Davey throwing out the first pitch (the Sox and the T have long promoted use of public transit to get to and from Fenway), the Sox will honor Orange Line train operator Charice Lewis and inspector... Read more
Have something to say to the guy in charge of the T? Of course you do. Tomorrow's your chance: Richard Davey will be at the North Quincy stop on the Red Line between 7 and 9 a.m. "to customers concerns, and promote public transportation."
Nowhere near the City of Presidents? He'll be doing a whole lot of listening every Thursday for the next few weeks,... Read more
New Globe transportation writer Eric Moskowitz takes a ride on the T with the T's new general manager, learns all sorts of interesting tidbits (his father used to sing "Charlie on the MTA" to him), reports that, yes, the T is going to fix the busted gongy thing at Kendall, rather than just let it fall on somebody's head or something, which seemed to... Read more
So Richard Davey says he has a pretty good idea how to increase ridership on the system: Get the trains to run on time. And when that doesn't happen - make sure riders know what's going on.
Davey spoke briefly to reporters today at Back Bay station. He says he takes... Read more