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Do You Feel Safe Riding The T?

A national organization of state transportation officials awarded the Massachusetts DOT with a high safety honor for highways. But does MBTA need to make the T safer?

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is now nationally recognized for higway safety leadership after receiving an award Tuesday.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has given MassDOT its 2012 Safety Leadership Award for “taking significant action” in reducing highway fatalities an injuries, according to a MassDOT statement.

While the organization was recognized for highway safety, its public transportation sector experienced two negative incidents last week. A Green Line trolley collided with another trolley at Boylston Street Station last week sending passengers flying, and police are still searching for a man who struck a trolley operator at Fenway Station on Sunday.

Do you feel MassDOT is doing enough to keep the MBTA's trolley and other subway lines safe? Do you feel safe riding the T and MBTA buses? Tell us in the comments. 

Josh Chace December 11, 2012 at 09:13 PM
My habits on the T typically revolve around heading into North Station to catch a Bruins game, taking the Commuter Rail to/from Providence, or heading into Copley/Harvard Sq/Fenway etc all during normal business hours. I have always felt safe on the T with one small exception. I took the Train from Providence and I was getting off to change from the Commuter Rail to the Orange Line @ Ruggles. That station is 100% sketchy. It's a small cement platform. Surrounded by huge walls/buildings on both sides of the tracks and a single stairway to get off the platform. I wouldn't want to spend more than a few minutes there on any random night.

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