privatization

MBTA outsourcing is not paying off

MBTA outsourcing is not paying off

Tab is increasing for Silver Line bus repairs sent to Maine

IT’S A simple equation. Whenever we privatize or outsource public services, we as a state and as taxpayers lose control. Case after case has shown that when we hand over control of core services like vehicle repair, it does not serve the interests of the public in the long-term. Yet, here in Massachusetts, full-blown privatization(...)

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T union claims cash uncollected

T union claims cash uncollected

MBTA officials deny riders let in for free when machines shut down

THE HEAD OF the MBTA’s Carmen’s Union ramped up his assault on the agency’s move to privatize money collection, claiming the first week of a new system resulted in untold lost revenue from streams of riders going through open gates for free triggered by fare vending machines that wouldn’t work because they were too stuffed(...)

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T union raises concern about outside contractor

T union raises concern about outside contractor

Company takes 8 weeks to repair 8 motors

THE MBTA RESTORED full service to the Orange Line in March but nevertheless shipped 24 disabled Orange Line traction motors to an outside contractor for repair. The T says it expects to receive the first of the refurbished motors back on Friday after more than eight weeks of work. The contract for the motor repairs(...)

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