Off topic, but I was in grad school at BU when Dukakis was in and everyone (well, the Globe) was praising his humble simplicity in taking the Green Line. I'd stand in Copley Station 20 minutes waiting for a Commonwealth Ave car I could get on, and just count the nearly empty Riverside (Dukakis' line) cars streaming by.
I do recall reading a story about Dukakis and the T: He apparently had some "important" out of state guests and wanted to show off the T by taking them on it when they went to lunch -- only no one told the T. So the trains were running on their usual non-rush hour schedule, and they had to wait something like half an hour. I gather Dukakis was livid at being embarrassed like that! I always thought during those years that I wouldn't mind taking the T either -- if they'd only run it according to my schedule!
Well, at least some portion, most to even Kenmore.
Howie’s famous story about the Duke—when 2 union leaders
came over to visit and he offered them a beer. And they
think, hey, this is...not a bad guy. The Duke emerges
with a bottle of beer...and two glasses. hey big spender!