Action: Don’t Let Baker and MBTA Cut Commuter Rail Transportation

“The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is proposing to eliminate all weekend commuter rail service and tens of thousands of door-to-door rides for passengers with disabilities, part of a slate of cost-cutting moves meant to close a $42 million budget deficit.”  –The Boston Globe

Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford responds: “Governor Baker’s campaign of cuts at the T hit a new low with his administration’s plan to eliminate all weekend commuter rail service, and to cut service for disabled passengers to the bare minimum. Thousands of riders depend on weekend commuter rail and the Ride to get to work, visit friends and family, or see their doctor.

“The Baker administration has already awarded the commuter rail operator, Keolis, millions of dollars in special giveaways, without demanding any improvements in service or reliability. Now they’re trying to punish riders for the Governor’s mismanagement of the commuter rail contract. We should be investing in our public transportation infrastructure, not cutting service for the people who rely on it to get around.”

Action: Call Governor Baker at:  617.725.4005

SCRIPT: My name is [name] and I am calling to urge the Governor to not cut vital transportation in the city that people depend on.

Do you take the commuter rail on the weekend? If this directly affects you – let him know how. Personal stories especially matter.

Action: Call the MBTA Toll Free: 1-800-392-6100; Deaf or Hard of Hearing: TTY (617) 222-5146; Main Switchboard: (617) 222-5000

Tweet @CharlieBakerMa and @MBTA and don’t forget to tag @ActionTogetherMa #mapoli #FundtheT