The US Congress and newly-elected Biden-Harris Administration is providing about a billion dollars in new COVID relief aid to the MBTA as part of the historic American Rescue PlanHowever, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and the MBTA have ignored this promising news and decided to plow ahead with major cuts to the T’s services.
Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito’s “small-minded and short-sighted” transit policy is hurting low-income communities and communities of color. As part of the Public Transit Public Good coalition, we are raising our voices once and hosting an online rally this Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m., to call onGovernor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board to reverse the cuts made to the agency. Several elected officials will join the coalition, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, to voice their opposition to the MBTA cuts.
Online Rally: Save The MBTA
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 11 a.m. to Noon
Join us on Zoom: http://bit.ly/MBTAOnlineRally ; Password: 898527
OR watch on Facebook at @CLUMassachusetts
*Language interpretation will be available via Zoom.
Without reliable and affordable transportation, those of us who use transit the most — including working families, Black and brown communities, and many essential workers — struggle to get where we’re going. We need better service and a reduced low-income fare to get to jobs, school, and medical appointments. We hope that you will join us and demand an end to the MBTA cuts.