December 14, 2020
Pressley Joins Clark, MA Delegation in Calling for Explanation of MBTA Cuts, Commitment to Restore Full Services
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today joined Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) and their colleagues from the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, including Senators Edward Markey (D-MA)and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representatives Richard Neal (MA-1), James P. McGovern (MA-2), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), and William Keating (MA-09), in writing to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak requesting a full explanation for the short-term and long-term cuts that the MBTA approved today.
In addition to requesting evidence that demonstrates the need for the severity of the proposed service cuts, the Delegation Members expressed their expectation that any service cuts would be fully restored as soon as possible.
Earlier this month, Congresswoman Pressley submitted a public comment letter to the MBTA’s Fiscal Control Board expressing her strong opposition to the Board’s proposed cuts to transit service in the Commonwealth.
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