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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Less is more

So let me see if I got this right: The MBTA is proposing to put fewer trains on in bad weather -- when the need to keep people off the roads is paramount -- so they can run on time?

When did the Department of Transportation cede control of the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail to the Ministry of Truth?

In classic doublespeak worthy of 1984, the powers-that-be who can't run the railroad are proposing to jam commuter into tighter quarters at less frequent intervals so they can make their schedules. Next thing you know they'll say the only way to make schedules is to not pick people up at all.

Following this logic, we should spend more the save money and the profits should go to those who don't do the work (wait, isn't that already the Wall Street compensation model?)

But in fairness, the honchos at the MBTA and MBCR still have a long way to match the brilliance of unnamed US military officer in Vietnam who allegedly declared "we had to destroy the village to save it."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Davey used to run mbcr. Why expect him to go hard on them.

February 15, 2011 8:05 AM  

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