From the WGBH Vault: MBTA Improvements
By WGBH News
April 13, 2012
The more things change ....
In this Feb. 7, 1989 segment from WGBH-2's Ten O'Clock News, reporter Hope Kelly talks to MBTA riders about changes under general manager James O'Leary's tenure. Both ridership and budget increased, and some stations were renovated — but not everyone was happy. Their complaints are a lot like ones riders have today. Their eyeglasses? Maybe not so much.
Check back for a week of WGBH News Focus coverage of the MBTA starting April 23.
Thanks to producer Gary Mott for archival help.
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