At the meeting for select board members yesterday I learned that the MBTA recently made the buses run on time by adjusting its schedule. The MBTA simply changed the data so that arrival times were later, to match what had already been the times in practice. Hence the buses then ran on time even though they were still driving at the same times.
Hence too for the 2020 election, people just need to adjust their expectations. Hence the bumper sticker seen at Shaw’s today.