The tangled web of the MBTA
The MBTA is considered by many to be the most complex mass transit system in the country, a dizzying web of boats, trolleys, subways, buses, and trains that spans two states. Measuring the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of this complex operation is a difficult task that goes beyond numbers and price tags. So Globe transportation reporter Noah Bierman and video producer Scott LaPierre set out to experience for themselves the tangle of the MBTA system in the course of one exhausting day, they rode every type of vehicle the T operates. Here's a look at their experience.