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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Update on MBTA Proposed Service Cuts – Ways to Take Action

Earlier this week, state and regional officials joined the Board of Selectmen to discuss the proposed MBTA service cuts to the Hingham/Hull Ferry and Greenbush Commuter Rail Line and to outline different ways citizens can take action against these changes. 

On October 29, the Board of Selectmen sent a letter opposing the proposed service cuts to the MassDOT Secretary, FMCB Chairman, and MBTA General Manager.  Please take a moment to read and share it. 

Letter from the Board of Selectmen to the MBTA dated October 29, 2020 (PDF)

 There are several ways you can speak out against the proposed service cuts, including:

  1. Submit comments ahead of each FMCB meeting. You can find out about upcoming FMCB meetings hereand can submit comments in three ways:
    • Written comment via email to publiccomment@dot.state.ma.us or mailed to the address listed in the FMCB agenda.
    • Voice message comments may be submitted by calling 857-368-1655 and leaving a brief message by 10:00am on the Monday of the meeting.  No more than 3 minutes.
    • Real-time comments may be made through telephone conference call; please email publiccomment@dot.state.ma.us by 10:00am on the Monday of the meeting to sign up.  No more than 3 minutes. 
  1. Submit feedback to the MBTA’s Forging Ahead scenario plan here.  You can also participate in upcoming virtual public meetings, including an Official Public Hearing, to provide input and ask questions of MBTA officials.  Meeting details are available at mbta.com/ForgingAhead.
  2. Share why you value the Hingham/Hull Ferry and the Greenbush Commuter Rail by emailing the MBTA General Manager at publiccomment@dot.state.ma.us and the Secretary of Transportation and the Governor at Constituent.services@state.ma.us.  Please feel free to copy Sen. Patrick O’Connor (Patrick.O’Connor@MASenate.gov), Rep. Joan Meschino (Joan.Meschino@MAHouse.gov), and Rep. James Murphy (James.Murphy@mahouse.gov) on this correspondence.
  3. Sign the Ferry petition started by the Town of Hull to support Ferry service.  Find out more at www.savetheferry.org.

 Any new information and updates will be posted to the Board of Selectmen’s website here: https://www.hingham-ma.gov/889/MBTA-Proposed-Service-Cuts

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