James Aloisi

Baker’s plea for patience on the T

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has spent three years whipping the MBTA into shape. Costs have been pared back and revenues have been increased — all so more money could be invested in long-range improvements. But as the race for governor starts to heat up, Baker finds himself asking riders for more patience, saying his administration(...)

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Death spiral in Worcester?

In Worcester, officials are worried that their transit agency may be in the midst of a death spiral. With state funding trending downward the last four years, the Worcester Regional Transit Authority has had to make some very tough choices. In fiscal 2017, the transit agency cut service and raised fares. This year, the agency(...)

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The Codcast

All-night service on the T

The inaugural episode of our podcast, named The Codcast after the sacred cod hanging in the chamber of the House of Representatives, tackles a proposal by three advocates for all-night service on the MBTA. The plan was originally put forward in an article in CommonWealth by James Aloisi, the former secretary of transportation; Ari Ofsevit,(...)

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