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Reminder: MBTA Public Workshop in Framingham Tonight!

February 14, 2012

MBTA Public Workshop
Tonight!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Framingham Town Hall
150 Concord Street, Framingham
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The MBTA is proposing dramatic service cuts and fare increases that will impact all commuter rail passengers. The proposals would increase fares for people  traveling from the MetroWest to Boston by a range of $1.75 to $3 each way. Proposed service cuts would end commuter rail service after 10pm on weekdays and completely eliminate it on weekends.

Over the next few months, the MBTA must make difficult decisions to solve a serious fiscal problem. The MBTA predicts a $161 million budget gap for Fiscal Year 2013. Its decisions will impact fares and service and the proposals being considered now would have serious consequences for our region. I urge you to attend this workshop and tell the MBTA what you think.

Tomorrow’s hearing is the only one being held in our area. The public will be able to speak to MBTA officials about their concerns with these proposals. People will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

I look forward to seeing you at this important event and discussing how to ensure that the quality of life of our residents and the economic vitality of our region are not negatively impacted by these proposals.

The MBTA is also  accepting public comment until March 1, 2012 electronically at www.mbta.com, by email at fareproposal@mbta.com, by mail to MBTA, Ten Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attn: Fare Proposal Committee, and by phone at 617-222-3200.

Information on the proposed changes to the MBTA fares and service are available at www.mbta.com.

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