BOSTON—In a show of desperation that finally matches the situation, MBTA officials are urging residents to donate anything they can to support the soon to be unemployed Orange Line.
“Look: We know the Orange Line is not your favorite. It’s nobody’s favorite, actually. But that’s exactly why we need your charity to get the line back on its tracks,” read the MBTA’s post, which has raised $31 in two days.
“We’re also kind of broke from paying security staff super high overtime rates to harass teenagers at Assembly trying to skip paying their $2.40 fare.”
At press time, the GoFundMe was already pulled from the site because a senior MBTA official was caught skimming $12 from the funds raised.