T Towns Fear Service Levels Won’t Rebound

Cities and towns that help fund the MBTA are concerned it will be “impossible” to restore pre-pandemic service levels and that the agency might need to hike fares given the growing shadow of a budget shortfall that officials so far have failed to address.

Service Cuts Remain Amid MBTA Hiring Efforts

With train service still running at diminished levels, staffing efforts in the MBTA’s operations control center have plateaued since December, and the agency will continue to offer a $10,000 sign-on bonus through June to try and attract the dispatchers critical to reversing months-long service cuts.