Via Universal Hub: the Boston Coasters website is now selling posters, T-shirts, and messenger bags with blogger Vanshnookenraggen's MBTA map of the future. Imagine a Red Line that goes all the way to Burlington; a Blue Line with a branch that serves poor, overlooked Everett; and a new subway line that replaces the limited commuter-rail service in much of Dorchester.
But don't get your hopes up for new subway stations in Boston or anywhere else in America in the near future. From today's Washington Post, which, to my surprise, doesn't mention Boston as one of the fiscal basket cases:
Metro and 30 other transit agencies across the country may have to pay billions of dollars to large banks as years-old financing deals unravel, potentially hurting service for millions of bus and train riders, transit officials said yesterday.
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