“Governor Baker’s plan to cancel all weekend commuter rail service and eliminate services for the elderly and disabled is unacceptable.”

NEEDHAM – Monday, March 13, 2017 – “Governor Baker’s plan to cancel all weekend commuter rail service and eliminate services for the elderly and disabled is unacceptable. This isn’t fixing the T, it’s driving it into a ditch with terrible consequences for the thousands of families who rely on these services.

Cutting critical public services during a period of economic growth shouldn’t be confused for good management. And it’s certainly not leadership. Rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Transportation Titanic will result in nothing more than more efficient seating on a sinking ship. We need a Governor who will be honest about the investments we need to make to support the transportation system people rely on, and a Governor who has the courage to make those investments. It’s time for fresh ideas and an honest conversation about the investments we need in public transportation to improve service for families, create jobs, and benefit our economy.”

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