Amid criticism from Congress, MBTA rethinking service cuts and scraps layoffs
The MBTA is backtracking on some of its planned budget cuts in the face of criticism from the state’s Congressional delegation over the agency’s decision to reduce service despite receiving $1 billion-plus in recent federal relief packages.
The T is curtailing plans to lay off about 40 commuter rail conductors, and is also suggesting it may restore some newly reduced service soon. In a letter to Congressman Stephen Lynch, General Manager Steve Poftak said the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will “commit to increasing service levels as quickly as possible on the bus and subway while running the spring schedule.”
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