It takes commitment and care. It takes persistence, day after day after day after day. If we all do that, we will see more success. Metra's Memogate could just be the start of something really big: an activated citizenry.
That any public, tax-funded body's members believed offering such severance was acceptable is outrageous. The secrecy directors clung to in trying to get through the mess is offensive and a prime example of how not to conduct the public's business.
013 is the do-or-die year for Massachusetts's public transit systems. The Governor and Legislature have promised to fix their chronic funding crisis so they can repair, rebuild and replace their trains, buses and subway cars.