By Carol Britton Meyer
There's good news for ferry and commuter rail riders!
The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted recently to resume as soon as possible full weekend commuter rail, Hull/Hingham ferry, subway, and bus service, which all experienced cutbacks a few months ago due to COVID-related low ridership numbers. A specific timeline has not yet been set, however.
The decision was made to restore service to pre-COVID-19 levels even though ridership is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in the near future.
The Towns of Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, and Scituate earlier teamed up to launch the “Save the Greenbush-Save the Boat” campaign in opposition to proposed cuts to transit services on the South Shore.
This group, and the "Save the Ferry" grassroots campaign advocating for the continued operation of Hull/Hingham commuter ferry service, played a major role in the T's earlier decision to take the proposed suspension of the Hull/Hingham ferry line off the table.
Cheers to members of these two groups for making a difference!