Cities should be human scale.
No, one more lane will not fix it.
MBTA Incidents / Fleet Info
A page containing a continuously-updated list of MBTA shenanigans, and a list of current train fleets.
A slightly modified version of the diversion maker published to the MBTA’s GitHub page. Hosted here so people can use it!
A page containing various documents related to the MBTA – including letters, emails, and reports. This is an archive of them, since some are tough to find elsewhere.
Posts about whatever I feel like. Usually I try to add lots of sources to my posts, but don’t think I won’t ever post a rant without sources. Some posts are made by friends of the site.
About the Authors:
I’m Eric, a young transit fan and critic. I’ve been following the MBTA’s tracks for the last few years – incidents, reports, investigations, and flat out incompetence. I’m a huge advocate for transit expansion and building more walkable cities throughout the country.
Hello there! My name is Ben, I was born and raised in the suburbs of Worcester, Massachusetts, but now reside in Chicago, pursuing a degree in Geography at DePaul University. I currently aspire to be a transit planner in the future. I enjoy riding transit when I get the opportunity to, but my main interest with transit is how routes and stops are planned out.
Hello! I’m Cedric, born in Rhode Island and currently living in Providence. I love, reducing car dependency, active mobility, and turning America into a place for people, not cars, but my favorite thing in the world is public transportation. I love staring at google maps, analyzing how underfunded transit agencies are, and yelling at the MBTA to buy EMUs. I’m hoping to help rebuild our nation’s transit system where you can actually rely on transit getting you from point A to point B
MBTA Map redesign: Redesigned
The Why: The MBTA map is one of the most iconic subway maps – trailing just behind London and NYC. Its an awesome looking map, but it distorts geography heavily to make text...Read More
NYC regional rail map: Part 2
The Why: The 3 railroads are very intimidating networks. Unlike their easy to understand subway counterparts, the railroads feature tons of unlabeled service patterns and oddities that I find aren’t advertised very well...Read More
Making the NYC region rail map
The Current Maps: The currently available maps for commuter rail lines in the greater NYC region are a hot mess. I mean, at the time of writing, clicking to view the Metro-North Railroad...Read More
Opinion: The MBTA should start service later.
As many are aware, the T is in a crisis right now. Crumbling infrastructure and major safety incidents have led to degraded service, and unfortunately, the MBTA is still under the assumption that...Read More
History of the MBTA’s troubled new orange line trains
The bidding process In late 2013, the MBTA was looking to replace its aging fleet of orange line trains – Cars that were 34 years old, and nearing the end of their useful...Read More