14 Things We Learned From the MBTA Last Week
In a weekly series on WZLX.com, we examine the many crazy things we see on the MBTA all the time – and the life lessons we take from it.
For the first time in a very long while, changes may be on the horizon for the MBTA.
Governor Deval Patrick today released a full report on not just the T, but all transportation in Massachusetts, public or otherwise. Pretty much everyone agrees it needs to be improved, but unfortunately it may take tax and fare hikes to get it done.
If it means we won’t need to deal with many of the daily annoyances the MBTA throws at us, we’re probably willing to take a bit of an added hit to the wallet. But for now, we keep learning crazy things about the T, like…
Commuter rail seats aren’t typically good napping size.
Evan Robinson (@EvanKiley) January 07, 2013
Homeless people can always be relied upon for creepy stares.
Raquel Ross (@Raquel_Ross) January 07, 2013
Sometimes, the T’s PA system is just checking if you’re paying attention.
Why say "the doors are closing,please watch the doors" if u are not going to close the doors right away? Then people won't believe you #mbta—
Erica Mattison (@ehmattison) January 07, 2013
The voice of the PA on the T usually doesn’t change its mood based on the day.
The blue line's voice is way too perky for a Monday morning. #mbta—
Steph Vita (@stephkat716) January 07, 2013
The Orange Line makes it hard to distinguish liquids from each other.
That moment on the orange line when you're hoping you just smell the urine & you're not sitting in it. #MBTA—
Melanie (@oh_its_melanie) January 07, 2013
The Wicked Witch of the West rides the T when she’s not riding her broom.
Accidentally sat on top of the heater on the #mbta bus and now I am melting.—
Kat Hilarius (@KathrynHilarius) January 08, 2013
A rare cheerful MBTA driver can sometimes make up for a lousy commute.
(@Topher_FM) January 08, 2013
When trying to catch a T ride, it’s best to assume you have no time at all to waste.
Yeah, shoving me in the middle of a flight of stairs to make it to the platform first just to wait 7 minutes is TOTALLY reasonable. #mbta—
Maeve Lynn Malyszko (@shhbabyshhh) January 08, 2013
If you’re eating gourmet cuisine while on the T, it immediately becomes garbage.
Eating while on the mbta is the most disgusting thing. You might as well go eat in a trash can. #getoutofhere—
Skyline (@skyekrystal) January 08, 2013
The Green Line’s only experience fixing things comes from lost internet connections.
I love that the MBTA's solution to green line problems is to turn it off and then on again—
Jamison Kissh (@jamisonkissh) January 08, 2013
Attacks from homeless people just come with the territory.
Got assaulted by a crazed homeless person on the #mbta yesterday...but that's why we take the train, isn't it?—
Kevin Coutu (@kevin_coutu) January 08, 2013
The first rule of creating a T station is a misleading name. That’s how they get ya.
The mbta blue line is full of empty promises with fun sounding places like Revere Beach and Wonderland.—
scott murry (@hotdogtaco) January 09, 2013
Cats usually claim around one victim per day on the MBTA.
Some lady just pointed out that I have cat barf on my backpack so I guess I win the MBTA prize for today.—
Kyle Ridolfo (@yaykyle) January 09, 2013
On extremely rare occasions, everyone on the T actually does their job.
Loving this commute right now. No crowds. Timely trains. #mbta—
WickedBruinsFan (@wickedbruinsfan) January 10, 2013