McMansions, MBTA cuts, and more in today’s News & Notes.
A rally against MBTA fare increases and service cuts took place this afternoon.
Proposed MBTA fare hikes and budget cuts could result in loss of weekend and evening Commuter Rail service.
RIPTA presents plan for service reductions and budget cuts while Congress threatens 30% reduction in Federal funding to transit agencies.
Sign the Change.org petition urging the Governor and the Assembly to Save RIPTA.
RIPTA Riders Rally followed by service reduction hearing in Providence.
From the Warwick Beacon: “The governor always pushed for greater efficiencies to minimize service reductions,” said Fred Sneesby, a spokesperson for Governor Donald Carcieri. Right now the fare increases and service reductions have not been set in stone and Sneesby encourages anyone affected by these changes to make their voices heard at the open meetings. “People need to speak up,” …
Photo by Jef Nickerson RIPTA News Release [.pdf] on Fare Increases, Service Cuts, and related public hearings next week: RIPTA to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Fare Increase and Service Modification Steep Budget Deficits Driving Proposal Hearings Scheduled for July 6th, 7th and 8th in Providence, Warwick, Barrington, Newport and Narragansett PROVIDENCE, RI, June 28, 2010 – The Board of …