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MBTA Feedback Event

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Richard Davey speaks to local news crews and Emerson College journalism students in Downtown Station. This event was part of Davey’s “Join the G.M.” tour. Davey listened to concerns and ideas from riders. Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Marcel Harrison (foreground) waits in the Downtown Crossing Station for his turn to speak with the MBTA’s General Manager, Richard Davey, who came to hear feedback from riders as a part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Harrison is in the military and he has an issue with the MBTA requiring him to wear his army uniform in order to ride for free.  “Our uniforms aren’t built for Boston weather,” said Harrison, “If we’d wear our cold weather uniforms, people would think there’s a war going on.” Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–In Downtown Crossing Station, MBTA General Manager Richard Davey (fourth from left) motions towards disgruntled former Harvard Station juice vendor, Said Bennani (far right). Blaming MBTA leadership, a self-proclaimed “frustrated” Bennani said, “They terminated my job for no reason. I want justice.” Bennani said he and his family are now homeless. Davey told Bennani to “calm down” and police later escorted Bennani away. Davey was at Downtown Crossing to hear rider feedback as part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Officer Fredette of the Boston Police (left) tells former Harvard Station juice vendor Said Bennani (center with menu sign) to calm down in the Downtown Crossing Station. Bennani had just tried to speak with MBTA General Manager Richard Davey who was at the station to hear rider feedback as a part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Bennani shouted, “Justice! Justice! Justice!” because he said the MBTA, “Terminated my business for no reason.” Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–MBTA General Manager Richard Davey (right) speaks with a woman in the Downtown Crossing Station about her experience of riding the T as a senior citizen. Davey came to Downtown Crossing to hear feedback, concerns, and recommendations from riders as a part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

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