Brookline MBTA Cuts Meeting Upcoming, Selectmen Hosting
Brookline's Selectmen will hold their own MBTA cuts meeting, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the High School.
Feb. 29, 6 p.m. at the High School, the Board of Selectmen are holding a meeting of their own to discuss the impact of possible cuts to the MBTA. At a previous meeting, they voted to request a meeting with the MBTA, and have organized the upcoming one while they await a response.
In the past, members of the Board have commented they find it strange Brookline wasn't included in the list of public meetings with the MBTA. The next scheduled meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.
Newton City Hall was packed with commenters at the MBTA's first meeting about the cuts. In January, some Watertown residents asked Gov. Deval Patrick about the MBTA. State Rep. Ed Coppinger has also weighed in, saying he is "dismayed" by the cuts to South Brookline.
Selectman Chair Betsy DeWitt said that more details are to follow, but the room has been booked. The Board will bring concerns shared at that meeting to the MBTA.