A Better Cambridge sent the following statement to the Fiscal Management and Control Board yesterday:
A Better Cambridge opposes the MBTA’s Forging Ahead plan. Our transportation system and our affordable housing crisis are inexorably linked - we cannot solve one without the other.
The MBTA system is the backbone of our region and our city—Cambridge needs safe, reliable public transit for residents, commuters, and visitors to thrive. The Governor, legislature, and MBTA must find a better way forward that does not compromise equitable access to our transit system and economy, including waiting on federal funding and finding alternative revenue sources.
Please take service cuts off the table and ask the state house to find new funding and act to protect our essential transit.