Management & Operations

Cutting late-night MBTA service could impact low income, minority riders

Posted on January 20, 2016

BOSTON — Eliminating late-night weekend T service might have a disproportionate effect on low-income and minority riders, a Massachussetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) official said Tuesday, reported.

The MBTA is leaning toward cutting late-night service, which keeps trains and some buses running about 90 minutes later on early weekend mornings at a cost of $14 million per year, as it seeks to plug a budget gap of $242 million next year, the report said.

MBTA Assistant GM Charles Planck said that if the equity analysis — required by federal law — shows the change would have a greater impact on low-income or minority riders than other parts of the population, the T must consider — though it would not necessarily need to implement — lower-cost alternatives to the existing service before cutting it, according to

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

LA Metro taps Parsons to modernize RIITS communications

Provides transportation operations a consolidated, data-rich, and near real-time source of information for transportation in Southern California via an interface that allows for coordinated transportation management throughout the region.

NJ Transit reinstates MCI Commuter Coach order

In July 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had issued Executive Order No. 210 directing the immediate and orderly shutdown of all ongoing work funded under the TTFA.

New transit planning group director joins HNTB

Steven Greene will be responsible for the development and support of the firm’s expanding multimodal transit planning practice, focusing on transit and corridor studies.

President of McDonald Transit announces his retirement

Robert Babbitt will continue to stay involved in with the company, working as a consultant and helping ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

Gannon appointed to permanent GM post for King County Metro

Gannon, 47, served as interim GM from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy GM from 2013-2016, and Human Resources manager for the King County DOT from 2011-2013.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close