December TAC moved to Joint Meeting, updates from the City of Cambridge
December TAC Meetings
12/5: Workshop of community-sourced bus ideas
We hope you will join us for the December Transit Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday December 5 at 5:30 PM at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. We will workshop some of the bus service ideas that Cambridge residents, workers, and visitors shared with us during the City's supplemental Better Bus outreach initiative earlier this year.
12/12: Bicycle, Transit, and Pedestrian Joint Committees Meeting
We also hope to see you for the Joint Advisory Committees meeting on Wednesday December 12 at 5:30 PM at the City Hall Annex 2F Meeting Room, 344 Broadway. This meeting will be held together with members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees to discuss items that involve all modes of transportation and to celebrate the year-end.
MBTA Ridership & Revenue Decreasing
The MBTA reports continuing systemwide ridership declines. With the exception of the Blue Line, all lines and modes appear to see fewer riders throughout the day and on all days of the week. The MBTA notes that similar trends are also affecting many transit operators in the US. In addition, revenue is also declining resulting in budgetary concerns.
Discussion on MBTA's future governance structure has started
In 2020, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control board will finish its mandate and a future governance structure will take its place. FMCB members and political leaders have started to discuss publically the future MBTA board governance structure.
MBTA's RailVision planning attracting attention throughout the region
The MBTA and MassDOT have been discussing potential changes to the commuter rail network with an advisory committee comprised of elected and public officials throughout the MBTA commuter rail service area.
Make your voice heard during Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Week
Over 1,000 ideas submitted during this round of participatory budgeting, resulting in 20 specific projects. The city will spend $900,000 on participatory budgeting projects. Vote for projects between December 1 and 7.