MBTA photo permit

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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:01 am

Oh ok, Ed. That I didn't get, but thank you for clearing that part up.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:54 pm

My experience was this: I visited the T last December (see the Boston PCC article on this site)... I got a photo permit and wore it around my neck at all times. Was only approached twice by friendly employees. Keeping the photo permit in plain sight helps avoid a lot of confrontation with employees, and actually makes them feel a little more at ease when they see you pointing a camera in their direction...

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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:52 am

is the State Trans. Building open Good Friday? What times are they open during the week and are they open on weekends? (times)
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Postby jrc520 » Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:20 pm

Be sure you wear it though. I've had drivers call me in, not checking if I had a permit even. watch out.
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Postby efin98 » Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:33 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:is the State Trans. Building open Good Friday? What times are they open during the week and are they open on weekends? (times)


It is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. It is a state office so it probably observes county, state, and federal holidays.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:42 am

thanks :D
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Postby MBTA Railfan » Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:41 am

When I was there in 2000 they seemed to tune into video. Every time I was asked I had my video out. When I had my 35MM no one questioned me.

I guess it depends on who you run into.

In this day and age (of post 911 paranoid responses) I highly recomend getting a permit. I plan on getting one just for my one day in Boston.

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