Transit is Essential Statement on MBTA Service Cuts as a Result of FTA Safety Directives

“MBTA Orange, Red and Blue Line service cuts are disappointing but not surprising to the riders, advocates, and employers who for years have been calling on state leaders to fully fund the system our region deserves.

Short-sighted underinvestment in the day-to-day staffing and operations of the MBTA must end now. The FTA report is crystal clear: the T needs more people and resources.

Governor Baker must take responsibility for the MBTA and prioritize meeting the FTA deadlines and restoring service as swiftly as possible – while the legislature must act now to ensure the MBTA has the personnel and infrastructure needed for safe, reliable service into the future.”



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