We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.
Like thousands and thousands of others, I spent an uncomfortable 70 minutes crammed into a Red Line train on Thursday. Thanks to track problems near Charles MGH, it crawled from Porter Square to Park Street. It took me more than 90 minutes to commute from Arlington Center.
Delays seem to have increased every year I’ve commuted downtown over the last decade, and many parts of our public transportation system is in dire need of repair. We’re told money is tight on Beacon Hill, and I’m sure that true. But I’m also sure that we’d be better off if corporations paid their fair share. Every year, Massachusetts loses $79 million in our state budget because we let big corporations hide their profits overseas.
No wonder we can’t find the money to fix up the MBTA, it’s hiding in the Cayman Islands.
Nathan Proctor, Medford Street, Arlington