Management & Operations

Gov. Baker withdraws support of plan to cut MBTA weekend rail service

Posted on March 22, 2017

BOSTON — Amid heavy criticism, Gov. Charlie Baker announced his administration is no longer supporting a proposal to eliminate all weekend MBTA commuter rail service, the New Jersey Herald reports.

Baker said he's worked with lawmakers, labor unions, and the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board to help stabilize spending and use the funds to improve the system's reliability.

The proposal to cut the weekend service for a year, which had been heavily criticized, was among a number of options on the table as the public transit agency looks to close a $42 million budget gap. For the full story, click here.

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