Boston, MA- An unidentified MBTA worker is facing possible discipline for posting a holiday message Christmas evening at the Park Street Red Line Station, a
T spokesman said yesterday.
The unauthorized message, electronically scripting a traditional
Christmas carol, offered a break to the normally mundane informational
system over the subway stop. But T officials were not amused, said MBTA
spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
“A Red Line dispatcher in the subway control center entered an
unauthorized message into the customer information system. It’s under
investigation,” he said.
Subway officials became aware of the Christmas night’s silent song
when a video of the lyrics showed up on Internet social media sites, he
“The message boards are only to be used for displaying service
information or other important public service announcements,” Pesaturo
said yesterday evening. “The message was displayed four times between
7:15 and 7:20 last night ... The customer information system is not a
toy. His supervisor will talk with the dispatcher this week about the
Pesaturo said he doesn’t know what the public reaction will be. “The MBTA has not solicited public opinion on the matter.”
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