I may have written about the T previously here, but I can't seem to remember, so I'm going to write about it anyway.
Here's my deal. Since I no longer work downtown my time on the T (that's the subway for you non-Bostonian readers) is rather limited. Maybe once a month, at most, I'll hop the train to get into town for something. This past Thursday night was one of those times as I met Clev to help celebrate the big 2-9. There are two things that really chap my ass about the T and of course both happened on the 15minute ride into town.
First...the herky jerky driving. These operators can't drive their cars this way...so what makes them think it's okay to drive a train like that? Honestly? They slam on the breaks because I assume the little light in the tunnel turns red or yellow and then as soon as we come to a stop they gas it again, sending everyone who's standing looking for something to hold on to.
The second thing that bothers me even worse than the first is the delays. And we're talking about the delays without an explanation. I understand there are slower trains in front of us or perhaps an even bigger delay for some reason...but for the love of all things good, a simple explanation over the intercom about why we're stopped and when we might be moving again would be so incredibly helpful. "Attention passengers, there is a disabled train infront of us so we'll be stopped here for approximately 2-3 minutes". That's it...a simple when, where, how long and people would be so much more pleasant on the train.
I'm not asking for a lot...am I?
Oh...check out the new fabric the put on the seats. It used to be this black vinyl type material but now they have a multi-colored fabric that makes you want to toss your cookies. Yamma hamma!