Tag Archive for: MBTA

Boston Business Journal ViewPoint: MBTA reform spotlights arbitration issues

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As the General Court deliberates on the budget and reforms at…

Final, Binding Arbitration Major Obstacle to MBTA Accountability & Performance

Uniquely unaccountable arbitration at MBTA, if unchanged, will…

What Court Documents Show About Compensation at the MBTA vs. Peer Communities

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Introduction As the Baker Administration works with the state…

A Step Closer to the First-Class Transit System Massachusetts Deserves

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This week, a Finance Control Board for the MBTA won the support…

There Is Little Appeal to the Current Use of Binding Arbitration at the T

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Eliminating final and binding arbitration at the MBTA is key…

Testimony: Why Pioneer Supports MBTA Reform

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Pioneer Research Director Greg Sullivan and Senior Fellow Charles…

The MBTA Commuter Rail’s Cost Structure Is Off the Rails

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Read coverage of this report in The Boston Globe and the Boston…

Time to Fine Keolis

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My train was on time this morning, no T-alerts popped into my…

The MBTA’s Problem is Not Lack of Funding

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Background Since the mid-1990s, Pioneer has participated…

The Myth of the Underfunded MBTA

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When the MBTA collapsed last month under the weight of snow and…

New Report Outlines Massachusetts’ Experience with State Receiverships

Proposes legislation for MBTA emergency control board BOSTON…

Why wasn’t the T funding snow storm preparation?

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Canceled commuter trains are becoming the norm leading to continued…

How is Keolis Fined for Late Commuter Rail Trains?

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Your toes are numb, the faces around you sullen and the service…

Public Statement on the New MBTA Union Contract

PIONEER INSTITUTE PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE NEW MBTA UNION CONTRACT Yesterday,…

Study: MBTA Retirement Fund Failings a Cautionary Tale

Study Finds Poor Governance Structure, Lack of Accountability…

Open Letter: Regarding Reform of the MBTA Retirement Fund

The past year has seen the MBTA Retirement Fund mired in scandals…

The End of the Line for the MBTA Retirement Fund?

Without Taxpayer Support, MBTA Retirement Fund Would Become Insolvent…

Who’s Responsible for the MBTA Retirement Fund

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It cannot have been a particularly merry Christmas for Stephen…

Study Calls for MBTA Employees to Be Transferred to State Pension System

Despite claims to the contrary, overly generous benefits, early…

Public Statement Regarding the MBTA’s Lack of Transparency

The future finances of the MBTA’s employees depend on solid…

Have the MBTA’s Retirement Plans Gone Off the Rails?

Study Finds Lack of Transparency and Chronic Underfunding Among…

The MBTA’s Out-of-Control Bus Maintenance Costs

Pioneer Institute Study Highlights Overspending on MBTA Bus Maintenance A new…

‘Runaway’ costs on rail & T

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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/runaway_costs_on_rail_t http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/12/report-mbta-spending-out-of-control-on-employee-pay/ http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21951093/2013/04/12/report-mbta-salaries-far-above-other-state-agencies The…

Boston Herald: Pay for current transit system first

We need new revenue to maintain Massachusetts’ crumbling transportation system. But Gov. Deval Patrick’s new blueprint gives the same old interest groups the tools to repeat the mistakes that got us into this mess in the first place.

The MBTA’s Smart New Program

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http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2012/06/15/mbtas-smart-program/ Rather…

Debt From Big Dig Hampers Mass. Transportation

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http://www.wbur.org/2012/04/08/debt-big-dig BOSTON — For…

It’s Official – Daniel Grabauskas Now Highest Paid City Employee

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http://www.hawaiireporter.com/its-official-daniel-grabauskas-now-highest-paid-city-employee/123 It's…