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.