By Carol Britton Meyer
Attention, ferry and commuter rail fans -- it's time to take action!
Due to a COVID-19-related reduction in ridership and the accompanying loss of revenue, the MBTA is proposing major Greenbush commuter rail service cuts and possible elimination of Hingham/Hull ferry service. About 50 percent of Hingham and Cohasset commuters normally take public transportation.
Town officials and local legislators are urging residents of Hingham and surrounding communities to rally around the effort to prevent these what many call "devastating" cutbacks to happen. Not only will riders be affected, but also Smart Growth developments that have marketed their close proximity to public transportation as a big plus.
The MBTA is expected to make a decision about which services to cut on Dec. 7.
For more details and to find out how to make your voice heard and/or to join the effort, visit the https://www.savetheferry.org/ website.