Balancing the T's Budget
The MBTA is literally and figuratively going off the rails. With endless repairs, and a budget deficit that reaches into the hundreds of millions of dollars, the looming question is how to get the T back on track. The MBTA brought forth two proposals this month- both of which include service cuts and fare hikes. The proposals would affect all T riders, especially seniors, disabled, and students. The Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation (and former MBTA general manager) Richard Davey said in a live web chat today that the proposals are not a definite and they are looking to the public to come up with solutions. How might a fare increase and service cuts affect you? Do you have any cost-cutting solutions you think the MBTA should consider? Call us during the show: 877.301.8970, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.
Kyle Cheney, reporter for State House News Service
Jonathan Davis, acting MBTA general manager
Lizzi Weyant, staff attorney for MASSPIRG