Comment Letter Submitted to the MBTA

I’ve transmitted my comment letter to the MBTA and will be following up with continuing communications to oppose service cuts.   You can view the letter here.

You will see that it is consistent with my recent statement of views about the MBTA cuts, and consistent with the comments on my previous draft letter to the MBTA.

Thanks so very much to all of who have contacted me on this issue. I have appreciated your input.

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.

7 replies on “Comment Letter Submitted to the MBTA”

    1. Hi, Will. Thanks for writing the great letter.

      I read the MBTA announcement, but couldn’t figure out which 4 buses will be cut and which 14 bus routes will be reduced and how. Can you provide a link to the detailed info? Thanks!

  1. Thanks Will for standing up for those who don’t have cars or don’t want to drive their cars into the City. Eliminating established bus routes is simply absurd to me. Every day the roads seem to be more congested. Why would the Commonwealth want more cars on the road? Why would the Commonwealth want its residents to use more fossil fuels? Why would the Commonwealth want more air pollution? I accept the idea that there is a need for more revenue. Perhaps a more sophisticated fare system? How about instituting a system where you pay based on distance traveled, similar to the Metro system in D.C.? Leave the morning and evening rush hour trips in tact and drastically reduce but not entirely eliminate, the trips during the day. Its a compromise. Karen

  2. Excellent letter to the MBTA.

    I whole-heartedly agree with raising the gasoline tax to prevent fare hikes and cuts in public transportation.

    There should be broad support to increase the gasoline tax as the impact of a poorly-functioning transportation system and benefits of raising the gasoline tax are recognized. Drivers support measures to reduce congestion and reduce demand for (and thus price of) gasoline, and good transportation helps businesses. Revenue is also needed to invest in highway and bridge infrastructure.


  3. I looked at the little booklet the MBTA was distributing and the item that stuck was the huge increase on fares for senior citizens ( I couldn’t tell how and where they applied) but it was a bit shocking to see increases in the order of 175%. Even if such fares have been very low for a long time it can’t be good news for older people with very limited income who rely on public transportation.

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