An agency of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Human Service Transportation Office website categorizes 351 communities into nine regions.
Note that Newburyport is considered part of the Cape Ann Transportation Authority, which only serves Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, and Rockport.
The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority is conspicuously absent from the HST provider listings. Then again, so is the MBTA.
When you consider Gov. Deval Patrick is asking for a 80 percent budget hike for his office staff, can’t he include money to beef up the state IT infrastructure?
Don’t get me started on the city’s IT infrastructure.