This week on the Rotunda, Scott Rotondo chatted with Boston-bound commuter Cameron Pond about his change.org petition urging the MBTA to refund customers for awful service this winter, and how the slowdowns and shutdowns have affected businesses and Boston's Olympic bid, but also the hard-working folks that rely on it to travel safely to and from work -- and on time.
About Pond's MBTA Refund Petition
By way of this petition we implore the MBTA, the State of Massachusetts, the Governor's Office, and other affiliated bodies to reimburse commuters for passes purchased for use during the month of February 2015. We find cause for this in the extensive and systematic failures and breakdown of the MBTA services during this month. We recognize that the climate conditions, including but not limited to record breaking snowfall as well as below freezing temperatures, are expected to cause delays on the system and we accept this. However, given the relatively complete collapse of the MBTA system during the month of February, gross negligence, under-preparedness (or a complete lack thereof), among other offenses, has created an undue burden on all commuters, but particularly those who are low income, with children, the sick, the disabled, and the elderly.