Does anyone really care who runs Boston’s commuter trains so long as they’re fast and affordable? Let me speak for the suburbs: No, we don’t.
We don’t care if the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. gets its contract renewed next June, or if the job goes to Keolis, the competing bidder from France. We just want Boston to have commuter-train service that’s compatible with suburban families’ actual needs, in terms of cost, schedule, and ease of use. Right now, we don’t.