Monday, April 24, 2017

Public Hearing on Commuter Rail Shutdown Plans

You may be aware that my office had worked to arrange a public meeting with MBTA officials on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm at Gloucester City Hall to discuss these subjects and others. Unfortunately, we were notified today that the MBTA has postponed their participation while they consider how to best address the situation.

Yet, because there has been such interest in a public forum to discuss concerns, and because so many people and organizations have planned to come to the meeting on Wednesday evening, we WILL continue to hold it for a singular purpose: to allow those who attend to express their concerns. In turn, we will document those concerns, and Cape Ann TV will record the proceedings. All of that information will then be provided to the MBTA.

There may also be a petition to sign that evening, to seek reasonable alternatives to a suspension of service without other options.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if I may be of any further assistance, and thank you for your consideration.