Transit group presses MBTA to reverse cuts

Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Monday joined a coalition of public transit activists Monday in calling on the MBTA board to reverse service cuts on train and bus routes, cuts they say are hampering the ability of workers to get to and from their jobs and slowing the region’s path to economic recovery.

“We count on essential workers to get us through this pandemic, and essential workers count on public transportation,” Janey said at the news conference in Park Square, near the state transportation offices. “MBTA service cuts shortchange the needs of Boston’s workers and ignore the sacrifices they make each day to keep our city running.”

The MBTA drew fire earlier in March for service reductions to the Red, Orange and Green lines, as well as reductions in bus service and the elimination of some entire bus routes. The T also proposed layoffs but withdrew the proposal after coming

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