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I am assuming everyone back east is keeping safe from the Frankenstorm. My New York friends have stocked up on liquor and my Boston friends have stocked up on condoms.

Meanwhile I'd like to compare emergency contingency planning by major transit agencies:

  • NYC (MTA) -- announced on Sunday afternoon (well before the morning commute) that subway and bus service will stop at 7 pm;
  • Boston (MBTA) -- announced during the work day (after people got to work) that service will stop at 2 pm.

    -when you see something, say something, Ps/d

Date: 2012-10-29 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluepapercup.livejournal.com
I do think the T blew it, from an emergency management position. That being said, many, MANY people took the well-publicized warnings and information from FEMA, MassEMA, and the NWS seriously, and stayed home today. That makes it much easier to deal with shutting down transit in the middle of the day.

Still, though, you end up with this kind of crap: https://twitter.com/CurtNickisch/status/262955905568612352/photo/1

Date: 2012-10-29 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseydtonne.livejournal.com
Thank you for the link to that pic. Also Nickisch is a WBUR person, so it's nice to see on-site reporting is alive.

Date: 2012-10-29 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bercilakslady.livejournal.com
The T blew it. Badly. Thankfully, my work listened to the governor and the emergency folks, and cancelled.

I'm sitting here with music and housemates and soup on the stove, and life's okay. I was close to calling out sick today anyway, so it's nice to not have this taken out of my days off.
Edited Date: 2012-10-29 05:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-29 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tckma.livejournal.com
Spuds like typical T behavior.

Date: 2012-10-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tckma.livejournal.com
Sounds. Stupid autocorrect.

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