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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
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Topic - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or simply The T, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. Officially a "body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision" of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,it was formed in 1964. Its immediate predecessor, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), was immortalized by The Kingston Trio in the popular folk-protest lament "M.T.A." Locals call it simply "The T", after its logo, the letter T in a circle, adopted in the 1960s and inspired by the Stockholm Metro. In 2008, the system averaged 1.3 million passenger trips each weekday, of which the subway averaged 598,200, making it the fourth busiest subway system in the United States.The Green Line and Ashmont–Mattapan High Speed Line of the T comprise the busiest light-rail system in the U.S, with a weekday ridership of 255,100. - Source: Wikipedia
Hundreds of Boston-area commuters were stranded Friday, as transit police shut down the entire MBTA system of commuter rail, bus and subway services to comb for Suspect No. 2 who wore the white hat in the marathon bombings.
Six people were taken the hospital and more than 20 others were evaluated at the scene after a trolley bumped into the rear of another in a Boston subway station on Thursday, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said.
A federal appeals court says the California city of Redondo Beach can enforce a local ordinance prohibiting job solicitation and arrest day laborers.