In a statement Monday afternoon, the transit advocacy coalition Public Transit Public Good also called on the MBTA to reverse course on the service cuts, citing the additional round of relief money. While officials at the MBTA declined to speculate, Public Transit Public Good said the bill could provide another $800 million to the MBTA.
“We call on the MBTA to use this new infusion of aid to build back service as quickly as possible, and ensure affordable and equitable service for the region,” said Mike Vartebedian, a co-chair of the coalition. “The essential workers and transit-dependent riders who have been deeply impacted by this pandemic are depending on the swift restoration of service.”
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