March 19, 2017

Editorial: Weekend commuter rail service cuts unwise

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Michael Norton / State House News Service

Commuter rail performance is on the uptick -- but not on the Worcester line.

Robust and reliable service is what keeps the wheels rolling on any public transportation system.

Cuts to that service in order to save money can be a shortsighted and damaging repair.

It was disheartening to hear last week that the MBTA is proposing system-wide reductions in weekend commuter rail service. This would be a piece of a plan to address a projected $42 million budget gap.

Here in Worcester, the proposal hits especially hard.

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