bestnom1000x50

London Underground

Latest Articles

080502_pervs_list

Seven should-be habits of highly effective T-riding people

One person’s peaceful commute on the T is another person’s journey to the gaping maw of Hell.
Keep your hands on the pole and not on your neighbor’s ass, bucko.
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 02, 2008
080502_water_list

A sinking feeling

For years, critics have called the MBTA a contributing culprit in the dangerously declining groundwater levels under the Back Bay and other parts of Boston — a problem that threatens to literally destroy much of the city’s architecture
Leaky MBTA tunnels have been seeping Boston’s groundwater for years. Can a new plan prevent potential catastrophe?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 30, 2008
080502-parkst_list

Underground art

Next time a smirking subway conductor cackles wickedly while closing the folding doors in your face, don’t get angry.
Reviewing the MBTA’s subterranean aesthetic
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 30, 2008
080502_sardines_list

Trouble 'round the bend?

Perhaps because it hasn’t exploded into a public shutdown of services (as happened a few years ago in New York), arguably the most important fact about the MBTA has escaped public notice: most of its workers have been without a contract for nearly two ye
MBTA workers have been without a contract for two years. Arbitration will settle the matter soon, but could stir an angry hornets’ nest for 2010.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 30, 2008
080502_mbta_list

State of hock

Kenmore Station looks as if it has just survived an act of God, the Orange Line hasn’t seen a new car since the Reagan administration, and the head of the Transit Police union says there are only five cops riding the rails at any given time.
If the MBTA wasn't in debt, these items would be at the top of its new wish list.
By JASON NOTTE  |  April 30, 2008
080502_mbta_lsit

The trolley Svengali

When the T works, we usually don’t notice. But when it doesn’t, our reaction is swift and severe.
Why Dan Grabauskas might actually fix the T — if he can keep his job
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 30, 2008


080502_edit_list

Is the MBTA on track?

As targets for criticism go, it is hard to imagine one more inviting than the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, better known as the MBTA, best known as the T.
In the real world, funding is only an issue; politics is the most persistent problem
By EDITORIAL  |  April 30, 2008
080502_parker_list

The T and the Tube

From time to time, upon discovering that I moved here from my native London, a well-meaning Bostonian will make the conciliatory observation that our two cities are not, after all, so very different.
London’s Underground is seething with danger. Boston’s T has cuckoo juice
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 30, 2008
080215_fiarlady_list

Streets where you live

The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008
LISTmadonna4[1]

Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007