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Who We Are:
INVEST NOW is dedicated to ensuring continued investments in Massachusetts public transit. INVEST NOW includes riders, workers, community groups, non-profit organizations, businesses, elected leaders and municipalities that support public transit.
What We Stand For:
Massachusetts workers and riders agree that the time to invest in public transit is now. The MBTA should continue to make improvements to its current operations, but that cannot distract from the greater need to invest in public transit for riders, workers, and our communities.
The long term costs of sweeping privatization are often higher than expected – as has been demonstrated in cities across the nation as well as internationally. Let’s keep public transportation public – and invest in a stronger future for riders, workers, and the Massachusetts economy.
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On January 6th, The Boston Globe reported that T officials rebuked commuter rail contractor, Keolis over its failure to provide consistent service during last week’s winter storm. The storm was considered to be the T’s biggest test of its winter weather preparedness since the 2015 storms that prompted an overhaul of the MBTA by the Baker administration […]
On Wednesday The Boston Globe reported on how the MBTA is dealing with ongoing issues with private contractors as the agency embarks on new projects including a $2.3 billion extension of the Green Line and the replacement of its current fare system. Some recent issues that MBTA officials have encountered when it comes to internal […]
On December 26th the Boston Herald reported on new emails released by T officials regarding private contractor, Keolis’ mishandling of an investigation into a train car that broke free from a train in motion in September of this year. According to T officials, this mishandling greatly limited the ability of investigators to accurately determine the […]
On Monday lawmakers confronted members of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board on their efforts to privatize the agency’s bus maintenance operations. Statehouse News reported that at the meeting Senator Marc Pacheco, spoke out against First Transit, the sole bidder on the contract with a poor track record in the state, stating, “As I stand before […]
This week, reports emerged that the MBTA is officially ending their contract with its paratransit contractor, Global Contact Services (GCS). The private vendor, which won the $38.5 million contract in 2016 to consolidate and improve The Ride’s services, was supposed to save the MBTA millions annually. However, their tenure managing operations has been marred by delays, […]
Last week Commonwealth Magazine reported that the MBTA’s Director of Parking, David Friend, has stepped down from his position, effective December 1. Before submitting his resignation, Friend distributed a lengthy statement which detailed the ongoing issues that the agency is having with its parking contractor, Republic Parking System, and calling out MBTA management for its […]
On Sunday Boston University’s The Daily Free Press reported on a new multimedia campaign opposing privatization of the MBTA’s bus maintenance which will focus on the sole bidder for the contract: First Transit. The campaign was launched last Wednesday by MBTA bus mechanics and will emphasize First Transit’s poor performance record including a breach of […]
Last week, Commonwealth Magazine reported that the MBTA is planning to find a way to end their contract with Global Contact Services — a private contractor hired to manage operations of the MBTA’s paratransit service The Ride in 2016. The contractor, who promised to save the T approximately $12 million annually, was tasked with merging […]
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