If you were one social media on Tuesday morning, you saw the frustration of MBTA commuters in real time. In Southie, nearly 100 people gathered at the N and Broadway bus stop. A the L Street bus stop, the line stretch up East Broadway nearly half-way up the block.
The Red Line was a disaster too.
It was announced on Tuesday that MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez is leaving the agency. MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak will take over January 1st.
Ramirez was appointed general manager back in September 2017. With just 15 months into a three-year contract that paid him $320,000 a year, he’s out. The MBTA said it was a mutual parting and is effective immediately.
So now what? First of all, $320,000K a year is outrageous for an agency that is failing its riders. Can the MBTA be fixed?
We shall see.