WGBH News Focus: The MBTA

MBTA Cuts: The Impact on Communities of Color

By WGBH News

Basic Black continues WGBH News' focus on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority with a discussion exploring the significance of the MBTA in communities of color.

In regards to proposed service cuts, Marvin Venay, executive director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, warned, "You’re looking at a reduction in families’ access to work, you’re looking at families’ access to even health care and you’re also talking about education."


About WGBH News Focus: The MBTA

Love it, like it or lump it, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority touches nearly everyone's lives in eastern Mass. And it's in financial crisis, with newly announced fare hikes not enough to cover next year's projected $100 million budget deficit. WGBH News features special focus coverage of the tracks and troubles of our public transit system.

About the Author
The WGBH News team comprises the WGBH radio newsroom, The Callie Crossley Show, The Emily Rooney Show and WGBH Channel 2 reporters and producers from Greater Boston and Basic Black. 

"If I Ran the T ..."

Everyone who's ever rode on the T has an opinion about what problem they'd change first. If you were in charge, where would you start? Let us know.

The Fare and Service Plan

On July 1, the T will introduce fare increases and service cuts to cover a $159 million budget gap for the next fiscal year. Read the plan on mbta.com.


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