News > Next meeting of the MBTA Advisory Board

The next meeting of the MBTA Advisory Board is January 9th at 9:30am. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 1, 2nd floor of the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza in Boston. Members will receive a mailing of materials Staff is arranging for Advisory Board members to get an update on the MBTA’s FY2012 budget and a preview of FY2013. Both a fare increase and possible service cuts are on the table as the MBTA’s budget troubles continue.

October 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterPaul Regan

If you have some issues you want to discuss at this meeting, please feel free to post them here or email me at the Advisory Board office and we will get to work on them. Thanks.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Regan

Any cuts to serice areas of The RIDE are going to have a very serious, detrimental affect on the health and well-being of many physically challenged individuals who use The RIDE to get to their jobs, to go to doctor's appointments, hospitals, and to church on Sundays, as well as needed recreational activities such as Bingo; for many elderly it is their only chance to have a "night out" and to socialize or even to vote in elections. Soldiers are returning home from deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom will be physically challenged from military action. Is the MBTA going to tell them that they will no longer have access to RIDE service? There is going to be MORE need for The RIDE now as our military personnel return home and as Baby Boomers age. This is definitely NOT the time to cut this essential lifeline for many of us! Perhaps it may be considered to trim the inflated salaries of superfluous executives that sit on so very many of our Massachusetts "boards" and "commissions". In other words, we need to share the sacrifice. The poor and disabled have taking hits for too long in this economy! More money must be freed by cutting in other areas, where we know there is needless waste, to continue to fund the essential transportation services to keep our state's economy running. Remember: we are ALL taxpayers-the abled and the differently abled alike!

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December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRutledgeRENE30