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CRail wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:40 am The FTA's power is its pocket book. It is not a regulatory agency like the FRA.It has the power to take over safety oversight, per 2015 legislation that got passed. There they can order changes.
STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:43 pmCarl Berkowitz seems to agree:CRail wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:40 am The FTA's power is its pocket book. It is not a regulatory agency like the FRA.It has the power to take over safety oversight, per 2015 legislation that got passed. There they can order changes.
It has happened before with WMATA: https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulations ... -authority
Adams_Umass_Boston wrote: ↑Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:31 am From the Blue Line shut down last Friday. https://www.boston25news.com/news/local ... UTSFGO2PU/It wasn't a good day for the MBTA.
It looks like a metal plate protecting the catenary under the recently renovated pedestrian bridge at Suffolk Downs fell.
https://www.mbta.com/projects/suffolk-d ... ian-bridge
diburning wrote:My state senator William Brownsberger is VERY responsive, I approve of his voting record, and I've never not had an issue addressed by him, including issues involving the MBTA. He also has a mailing list and website where he explains every position that he takes, and also asks for constituent input on issues where there are major pros and cons.This sounds very much like my former state rep, Marc Draisen (Roslindale, W. Roxbury, Brookline, in the 90s). I spent a summer in his office and he had me do all kinds of research and legwork to be able to write good answers to constituents' letters and decide how to vote. I also always got specific answers from Sens. Kennedy and Kerry and Rep. Moakley; I think those offices even had somewhat apologetic versions of the answers for constituents who disagreed with the sen/rep. Since I moved to the Midwest, I've found the reps and senators less likely to respond specifically, especially current Indiana US senators, US representative, and state senator; my state rep is pretty good about answering. I don't know if that has anything to do with the different states, or with 25 years of time passing, or if it's just differences between the specific people.