Are we being trolled by the MBTA? – Boston Globe

Whether you drive, bike or walk, MassDOT Road Manager, Jonathan Gulliver warned At a press conference on Monday, “Your trip will likely be longer.”

even if you were Walk? It’s almost as if Party T – tired of the audience’s endless criticism – came out for revenge.

What will you do? Erecting “closed sidewalk” signs on both sides of the street, forcing pedestrians into the path of rogue Orange Line buses? Or send teams of tourists to hike in seven processions, which is better to irritate the locals?

To give T the credit, the agency provided a reasonable explanation for this unprecedented move. We were told the shutdown would allow it to complete five years of revitalization work in 30 days.

Maybe that’s true – but how do we know that for sure? Seems fishy like the pitch a sleazy salesman might make while raising the price just so he can lower it? five years? Honey, I can do it for you in a month.

But even if we accept that an expedited plan is the best path, why now?

It’s hard not to imagine the beleaguered T leaders sitting in their lair, rejoicing at the prospect of beautiful revenge on their capture and relentless mockery.

Hey hey hey. Let’s call them when the school gets ready to start and the workers are called back to the office. And hey, let’s shutter Part of the green line too. who – whichI’ll show ’em.

Earlier this week, as what was left of our minds approached the start of car-mageddon Friday night, a spooky map of Boston and its suburbs surfaced in news stories. It was fitted with an ominous red fog that spread from Dorchester to Revere, and from the sea to Somerville.

What does this sinister map show? Were municipalities with elevated levels of COVID, monkeypox or polio? Or cities and towns where the risk of fire or new luxury apartments was particularly high?

number! It was a Massachusetts Department of Transportation map showing potential traffic congestion during the MBTA closure. Brooklyn, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford – they all seem to have some terrible red rash.

How bad will it be? The MBTA basically tells people to take cover. TV A . said statement.

through region? Like the area we live in, work, go to school, seek medical care, drop our kids at daycare, visit elderly relatives, go grocery shopping?

Needless to say, in the face of this existential threat, we Bostonians did what we do best – mock our leaders on Twitter.

Jeremy Siegel, one of the co-hosts of GBH Morning Edition, unleashes tweet which showed an official map of the MBTA roads that he updated with interlocking black lines.

“An easy-to-understand map I made for transit/traffic around Greater Boston next week,” he joked.

This almost overnight disappearance of the orange streak came as a surprise, but it probably shouldn’t be. T has been asking for help for years, and her desperation seems to have escalated recently. a lot of her Trains tried to escape That in July, federal transportation regulators ordered a “safety shutdown,” passengers are trying to escape, too.

In July, when an Orange Line train approaching Somerville caught fire, a passenger jump into the mysterious riverShe thought she was better off on her own. Two weeks later, when a commuter train ran out of capacity and stopped on the Framingham-Wooster Line, the passengers were taken on their own Bust of a hot train Climb the fence to safety.

T encourages people who can work from home to do so. But if we were allowed to do that in the first place, we probably wouldn’t have been in a T at all anyway.

If your boss doesn’t go telecommuting by doing a T, you can always quit and apply to work at a T. The agency has been looking for applicants on Twitter lately and has promoted the “Big Benefits” – free public transportation between them.

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