The MBTA has proposed three different options to solve their debt problems. One of their proposals involves a rate hike for fares, another involves cutting routes, and the final option involves a mixture of the two. Representative Garballey strongly opposes cutting routes because of how it would affect everyday travel for so many of people across the commonwealth. Bus Routes 350, 62/76, 78, 79, 326 and 95 from his district would be directly cut, posing a great strain on many. As always Sean would like to hear your opinion on the topic, so feel free to post, email, or call.
There will be public workshops throughout August, including one in the State House on Monday, August 10th in the Gardner Auditorium from 4-7 P.M. Also, there will be one public hearing on August 27th at the State Transportation Building from 5:30-7:30 P.M. For a full listing of the public workshops please contact the MBTA at 617-222-3200 or mbta.com.