The MBTA has scheduled a public meeting to discuss proposed transit service cuts and gather feedback for Thursday at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
Persons may register for the event using this link: https://www.mbta.com/events/2020-11-12/forging-ahead-virtual-public-meeting-minuteman-region-2.
Monday the transit authority announced that it is considering significant reductions in bus, subway, and rail service beginning next year in response to low ridership and revenue, resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among the many possibilities announced was the “consolidation” of bus route 62, between the VA Hospital on Springs Road and Alewife Station, and the elimination of Route 351, which connects businesses in the Middlesex Turnpike corridor with Alewife Station.
Thursday’s meeting is for towns and cities in Region 2 of the MBTA, including not only Bedford but also Lexington, Burlington, Arlington, Belmont, and Medford. The focus will be on bus service as well as the commuter rail lines that pass through Belmont and Medford.
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