Tuesday, June 06, 2006

MBTA Boycott, Not

If you decided to honor the T boycott against fare increases call today and walk or bike to work, it'll do you good. On the other hand, the boycott organizers very belatedly bowed to those who said it was dumb -- too many people are not within non-mass-transit reach of work.

Regardless, the last Boston hearing is today at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Copley library. The no-longer-boycott folk will hold a brief rally (4ish?) before the hearing.

In other news, Deval Patrick announced that he was against the proposed fare hikes as "poorly timed" and impractical. He told the Metro by phone, "When gas prices are at $3 a gallon, and wages are stuck in neutral, itÂ’s a hardship on working families who commute to raise fares. WeÂ’re not talking about a couple of pennies. WeÂ’re talking about a big jump."

Fellow gubernatorial contender Chris Gabrieli's spokesman, Dan Cence, said his man agreed. The Metro couldn't get the other three candidates.

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