The MBTA isn’t the only transit agency in dire straits

The MBTA isn’t the only transit agency in the country with fare hikes or service cuts on the horizon.

Transportation for America, "a broad coalition of housing, environmental, public health, urban planning, transportation, equitable development, and other organizations," took a look at 38 transit agencies from Seattle to Washington, D.C. that face fare increases, service cuts, job losses, or an unappetizing combo of all three. 

Mysteriously, the group, which perused news stories to come up with the list, didn’t include our dear, debt-ridden T in the mix, presumably because the exact scope of the widely feared fare hikes and service cuts won’t be known until the agency’s fiscal 2010 budget comes out later this quarter.