The Globe reports on an internal MBTA report that shows "hundreds of MBTA properties - stations, garages, and parking lots - are in disrepair, from equipment that seems permanently broken to shabby surroundings that make the daily commute that much more unpleasant" (see the crumbling ceiling at Copley).
Stephanie Pollack is quoted, basically, as telling commuters to quit their bitching: They're getting new trains and the state can't possibly pay for both that and decent stations (see the pouring rain inside Forest Hills; but be heartened that the concrete-dropping Alewife garage is getting repaired).
The Globe quotes Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, one of the few elected officials who actually commutes on the T: "We as commuters should not have to choose between healthy station conditions and functional service levels."
A few pics from my daily @MBTA commute. Just because we’re fighting for functional service levels doesn’t mean commuters should have to tolerate crumbling facilities that threaten health & accessibility. h/t @adamtvaccaro for covering: https://t.co/U0eXW7vgAK pic.twitter.com/pKxS255B3w
— Michelle Wu (@wutrain) September 10, 2018