November 12, 2021

Editorial: Free ride? That fits new Boston mayor to a T

The Lowell Sun

According to, a report released in September by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation suggested the MBTA faces a growing future budget shortfall, due to the sluggish recovery in ridership and lost fare revenue. According to the report, the MBTA might need to address a budget gap of between $200 million and $400 million in the fiscal year beginning in July 2023, depending on how quickly ridership rebounds and the amount of federal funds the agency needs to make up for lagging cash flow.