TRU joins Green Justice Alliance, CPA, Green Roots, Action for Equity and residents demanding responses from FMCB on impact of expansion to Foxborough
Community residents spoke out at the July meeting of the Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) of the MBTA. What was going to happen if Foxborough residents filled all the seats before reaching Boston? Was there any plan to ensure local residents had fair access? In response to community question, Chairman Aiello agreed the MBTA must have a contingency plan if the trains fill up before reaching Boston. He suggested having cars reserved empty for the Fairmount Line portion of the route to assure that no one is left standing. As Mela Miles, TRU, said, “Because those who fought for the service for more than 15 years, must not be left standing in the aisles, or waiting on platforms, while Foxboro residents sit, relaxed, in OUR seats.” Assistant GM of Commuter Rail Services for the MBTA, Jodi Ray, agreed to come to the next FITC meeting.