Category: Poll

POLL: 64% of Mass Residents Oppose MBTA Service Cuts

A new poll from MassINC finds nearly two-thirds (64%) of residents statewide oppose the system-wide service cuts proposed by the MBTA. About as many (66%) would rather the State Legislature give the transit agency more funding to close its budget gap. If the cuts are made, only 36% think it is likely the MBTA will …

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Legislative Alert: Protect the Taxpayer Protection Act

A harmful provision contained in the House version of the state budget seeks to exempt the MBTA from the Taxpayer Protection Act; a state law that requires private contractors to demonstrate at least one penny of savings to taxpayers before state services can be privatized. The State Senate chose not to go along with the …

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How should the MBTA pay its bills?

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The MBTA, facing a $161 million budget deficit, recently announced it would use a combination of fare hikes and service cuts to deal with the problem. The transportation authority has presented two scenarios. One relies more on fare hikes, and the other relies more on service cuts.

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