BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts members of Congress are criticizing a proposal to eliminate all weekend commuter rail service and end thousands of door-to-door rides for disabled passengers.
The entire, all-Democratic delegation, led by Congressmen Seth Moulton and Mike Capuano, said Thursday the proposed cuts by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would leave some of the state’s most vulnerable residents without access to transportation, and may drive people away from the commuter rail system in the future.READ MORE: Vehicle Inspections Will Resume At Most Massachusetts Locations Saturday
Baker has described the proposals as among a menu of options under consideration to close a $42 million budget gap in the fiscal year starting July 1.READ MORE: Pet Spa, Food Locker Among Amenities Added To Apartment Buildings During Pandemic
He said service cuts should always be a last option to deal with budget issues.
In a letter to the MBTA and state transportation department, the congressional delegation urged officials to consider other options.MORE NEWS: BAA, Doug Flutie Team Up To Make Boston Marathon More Inclusive
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