As the Baker administration continues its push to scale back MBTA services in the face of significantly reduced ridership, a union-backed coalition is launching an ad blitz to highlight the negative impact of the strategy on low-income residents and communities of color.
The coalition, Public Transit Public Good, argues service cuts should be pulled back given a massive infusion of federal aid to transit authorities, and the likelihood that more aid is coming from Washington in another developing relief bill.
The 60-second ad, which will begin airing Friday morning on stations such as CNN and CNBC, asserts the cuts are unnecessarily making life worse for residents and communities that have already been hit the hardest by COVID-19.
The pandemic has resulted in most white-collar workers working from home while essential workers and those on other contact industries continue to travel to and from their jobs, increasing their exposure to the virus.
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