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A slide from a Monday, Dec. 10, 2019 MBTA board meeting illustrates a "demonstration project" proposal to increase bus service on two bus priority corridors in Somerville and Everett. Service improvements like this one face an uncertain future under a new budget proposal that would freeze hiring for bus and rail initiatives in 2021.

Budget Uncertainties Delay T’s ‘Better Bus’ and ‘Rail Vision’ Initiatives

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With plummeting fare revenues and uncertain support from the state legislature, MBTA leaders are proposing a budget that would delay high-priority safety  initiatives and bus service expansions. In the past year, the T’s Fiscal and Control Management Board (FMCB) has endorsed major projects like new bus route demonstration projects and the “Rail Vision” initiative, which […]