Civil Beat checked out the 30-percent figure, and long story short, Dan Grabauskas was telling the truth. Writes CB: “The truth is that on average over the past 20 years, 28 percent of MBTA’s operating budget went toward debt payments. That’s close enough to 30 percent for us to give him a grade of TRUE in his first Fact Check.”
Dear Mark Abramson:
As Pacific Business News’ lead writer on the Honolulu rail project, you must necessarily be aware that anti-rail mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano is refusing to openly discuss his proposed rail alternative – the Harris Administration’s bus rapid transit plan that was written in 2000 and was trashed for robbing lanes from car drivers and giving them to buses. According to his interview with the Hawaii Filipino Chronicle, that's what the new/old Cayetano BRT plan will do, too.