opinion | Derrick Z. Jackson
MBTA’s troubles bode ill for region
Greater Boston wants a world-class future, but without a functioning transit system those hopes will go off the rails. The MBTA’s mounting troubles are evident to all of us who ride the system regularly, and individual tales of woe abound. The T’s many troubles have economic consequences. All the grand plans in motion for the region’s economic development take efficient public transit system as a given. Yet growth in the Innovation District, the Seaport, Kendall Square, and the Longwood Medical Area will be choked off without dependable public transit.