T Alerts wrote:Red Line experiencing moderate delays due to a Verizon communications issue at JFK/UMass.I swear I didn't do it!!! (I just boarded at JFK/UMass within the past hour, for the first time in more than a year.)
Last updated: Jun 14 2017 02:27 PM
Seriously though... isn't is unusual for the MBTA to be throwing somebody under the bus... I mean train... so specifically?
It reminds me of the T Alerts for Amtrak signal issues on the NEC. In a way the T is saying "Hey it's not our fault! Blame that other guy!!"
Is that actually helpful? I'm not sure. Would it be any less useful of an alert if "Verizon" was left out of the message? I like transparency but this is almost finger-pointing.
Also - what part of Red Line operations depends on Verizon????? Unless Verizon was doing work on something else and accidentally severed an MBTA cable (or similar issue)...?? I'd be surprised that any train operations' signals would go over non-MBTA-owned lines.