I urge the FMCB to vote against this 1950s-era short-sightedness (thread).
“At Silver Line Way, you will hear the bus’s engine shut down for just a moment, as it converts to diesel power for the rest of the trip to Logan Airport.” These words have been repeated on every...https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/greenwashing-the-mbtas-hybrid-buses/
Here is how to comment: https://www.mbta.com/events/2020-11-23/joint-meeting-the-massdot-board-and-the-fiscal-and-management-control-board
I urge you to call and/or write in.
Good afternoon, Chairman Aiello, Manager Poftak, Members of the Fiscal and Management Control Board, This is a statement regarding Item 19 regarding Silver Line Fleet Replacement. I strongly urge the...https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zfBIKpwKYHFSTxgjXdYV7pRiPLE5IZkgFLyS7PftbJU/edit
1. Since 1963, the T has only replaced two electric lines with diesel buses: the A Line with the 57 bus in 1969 and the E Line past Heath with the 39 bus in 1985.
[Trivia, @universalhub: what was the last dieselized line(s) in 1963? Answer below.]
These are diesel buses. 100% of their power will come form fossil fuel. Period.
Seems not so great, @MassSierraClub.
Guess who lives in the Seaport.
Guess who lives in Chelsea and East Boston.
(I bet @joeboncore could tell you!)
Is that fiscally responsible, @PioneerBoston?
How many years has the T been maintaining overhead wire, @Division2Supt?
Yet San Francisco and Seattle have hundreds of electric trolleybuses which can operate around wire problems, like every trolleybus built in the past decade.
Maybe ask them: @sfmta_muni, @kcmetrobus.
Give @mfdonaghy at @GDRTA a call about them: (937) 425-8390.
@Steph_Pollack's environmental bona fides are on the line, too.
The future is electric. Certainly not "enhanced electric."
The T had an extensive trolleybus network until 1963. The last routes to run was the 70 from Waltham to Central and 77 from Arlington Heights to Harvard, on March 30.
But that same week they abandoned the 80, 87, 88, 89, 102, 104, 105, 106, 109, and 110.