In the hopes to save $142 million by summer of 2022, the MBTA is proposing some service cuts including no weekend service on the commuter rail in addition to it stop running at 9pm. Ferry service will also go away, some bus routes will be eliminated and trains won’t run as frequently. Gheesh.
According to the Boston Globe, ridership is down due the pandemic Commuter rail and ferry ridership is down nearly 90 percent, subway fares are down about 25 percent and buses are down about 40 percent.
You can learn more about the proposed cuts here.
There will be a meeting on Thursday from 6pm-8pm to discuss The meeting will be held over Zoom and can be joined by computer, smartphone app, or telephone. Members of the public may register for the meeting here. Riders without internet access can call the MBTA Community Liaisons at 617-448-4374 to get call-in information for tonight’s and future meetings.
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