Keep Late Night Weekend MBTA Service
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The MBTA has run a pilot program of late-night weekend T service for 18 months. They want to cut it to save money. They held a few public meetings last week, but they were poorly advertised. Their slide presentation http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/About_the_T/Proposals/LateNightServicePublicPresentation01162016.pdf
compared the $13 per ride subsidy for late night service to the $1.43 per ride subsidy for all service, and said they couldn't afford to continue the service. This is not fair. There are other times of day with low ridership, Sunday morning for example. No data was available for that time slot!
If Boston is going to be an economic engine fueled by high-tech and innovation, we need late night T service. Every time I use the late night trains I see restaurant workers going home!! They don't have money for cabs. It's also good for restaurants, for people who go out, and who work in hospitals and other 24/7 jobs. To be a world class city, we need world class transportation. And robust public transit helps cut carbon emissions and keep climate change in check!
We ask Governor Baker to keep the late night service, advertise it, and you will see the ridership numbers go up. Long term, late night service is good for Boston.
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