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Locusts, hail reported on Red Line

UPDATE: At 9:45 a.m., the T's Joe Pesaturo reported no delays - at least, according to a reporter who got his e-mail after having been stuck in a tunnel for 10 minutes near Porter.

OK, maybe not yet. But after yesterday's derailment at Alewife comes word this morning that the Red Line's lost power between JFK and North Quincy.

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that the T keeps blaming our "antiquated" system, but these problems keep happening on the newer parts of it and not the parts that date back to the 1920s? Ironic, hmmm?

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We all know how bad the T sucks.. So stop getting on there crapy buses & trains.. Give in and by a car whining all day long about shit you cant control. This site should be called "universal whining yuppy fucks"

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when did not having a car mean being a yuppy? I'm pretty sure the stereotype is that yuppies have beamers, not that they take the T...

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Or an attempt at thread derailment by summoning the Grammar and Usage police?

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... A Merry Christmas to you, too.

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Billings Fail.

Hipsters are the ones who most likely use public and green transportation.

Yuppies are the rich spoiled brats driving their parents Mercedes in every day.

Either way, the BMTA transports hundreds of thousands of people a day in and out of the city. The roads can't support that, and more and more the BMTA can't as it crumbles to the ground. Want a sure fire way of turning Boston into Revere, Springfield, or Fall River? Boston’s and the state’s Economy depends on people from the burbs north, south, and west; and they rely on the T.

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first of all, before you can tell someone to "by" a car, you should learn how to spell "buy" - it's not that difficult, it's a 3-letter word.

Second, some of us don't have the luxury of just buying a car. We work in the city and there's nowhere to park, or our company does not provide a parking garage. And it's not like we can just find a job in the 'burbs to commute to, with the way the economy is in the state right now, we're lucky to still have our jobs.

Third, there are plenty of people who ride the T who are not yuppie whatevers as you put it. My grandparents were poor and my grandfather worked for the city of Cambridge his entire life. He did not know how to drive nor own a car - he also couldn't afford it. He depended on the T every day of his life. Some people work in the city and are scraping by on what they have - that's what living in an urban area is. Those people are the ones who build the city and its culture, and contribute largely to the city's economy and tax base. We shouldn't all have to go out and "buy cars" and just let our infrastructure go to sh*t because the MBTA can't get its act together. Maintaining the city's infrastructure and public transit system affects other sectors of the state's economy as well, not just locals and people who use it every day. It affects tourism dollars as well, which a lot of businesses rely on to stay afloat. It affects healthcare, because those who work at the hospitals in the city - not just the doctors but nurses, janitors, etc - depend on the T as well.

So don't presume to know the socio-economic background of those riding the T. There's no good reason for this state, with all its wealth and resources, to have a crappy public transit system - NONE.

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Car payment + insurance + gas = $500ish a month
Subway/bus link monthly pass = $59 a month

And if the car breaks, I have to pay to fix it. If the T breaks...again...well, I guess we're all paying for it, but I'm sure it averages out to less than a broken car. Maybe.

And people already complain about Boston drivers,Boston traffic and the condition of Boston roads; do you really think putting a whole bunch more cars on the road is a good idea?

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Dan Grabauskas is laughing his ass off...

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And wondering why we didn't listen more to Mitt Romney.

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