Quincy: MBTA holding another public hearing on proposed service cuts

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Another hearing is on tap for Wednesday night on plans by the MBTA to make a number of controversial service cuts to save money that could have a negative impact on south shore commuters.

The MBTA is considering eliminating 11 of the 17 bus routes through Quincy and ending bus service to Hingham, Hull and South Weymouth as it struggles to close a $161 million budget gap.

The “T” also wants to hike fares, cut weekend service on the Greenbush commuter rail line and end its subsidy for ferry services linking Hingham, Hull and Quincy with Boston.

At two recent public meetings, one in Hingham and the other in Hull, south shore residents and town officials blasted the T’s plans saying it would leave them with few transportation alternatives.

Wednesday night’s public hearing was originally going to be at the Thomas Crane Public Library, but because a large crowd is expected, the public meeting will be held, instead,  in the auditorium at Quincy High School from 6 to 8 P.M.



About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.