Our residents deserve a transportation system that is safe, reliable, and equitable. We need to make greater investments in infrastructure to improve services for our commuters and protect our workers from the threat of privatization. The decision to privatize the MBTA would not only put our workers’ jobs and benefits at risk, but it would also reduce the overall quality of our transportation service. We cannot continue to try to “save money” at the expense of our workers and riders, while making no effort to invest in our transportation system to improve service. It’s time we invest now and put our riders first.