With cuts to MBTA commuter rail service looming, Worcester officials asks agency to work with city

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In a letter sent to the MBTA last week, officials in Worcester hope to work with the agency after it announced proposed cuts to commuter rail service in 2021 that would suspend all of weekend service.

With the commuter rail experiencing about 13% of its pre-COVID ridership, the MBTA announced earlier this month service cuts across all of its lines in a plan it dubbed “Forging Ahead.” Last week, City Manager Edward Augustus Jr., CEO and President of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Tim Murray, CEO and President of the Worcester Business Development Corporation Craig Blais and CEO and President of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives Jon Weaver signed a letter sent to the MBTA urging cooperation with the city in ironing out new schedules.

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