MBTA Service Cuts
Gov. Deval Patrick says he supports a plan by the MBTA to raise fares while avoiding what he calls “drastic” cuts in service on the Boston-area transit system.
The debate over proposed MBTA fare hikes and service cuts is about to enter a new phase.
Cuts in T services could really hurt businesses that are always open – such as hospitals.
An MBTA advisory board has suggested limiting proposed fare hikes to 25 percent and avoiding service cuts by having other state agencies take over certain T functions.
Those sympathetic with the ‘Occupy’ movement plan to rally Monday against the MBTA’s plans to cut service and raise fares.