The Hingham/Hull Ferry services and the Greenbush commuter rail line were in danger of being eliminated, but were saved by constituents like you! The MBTA and the Fiscal Management Control Board (FMCB) considered proposals to eliminate the Hingham/Hull ferry service and drastically reduce the Greenbush commuter rail service. At their meeting on December 14, 2020, however, they voted on a more limited package of reductions which maintains the 714 bus line, the Hingham/Hull ferry route, and the Greenbush commuter rail service at reduced levels.
We need your help!
All riders — commuters, day trippers, business owners, guests, and advocates — are encouraged to show support for the Hingham/Hull Ferry services, Greenbush commuter rail line, and other public transit services to continue showing that these services are valuable.
The FMCB meetings are livestreamed. You can watch events using the MBTA’s calendar. We encourage residents to watch the meetings to hear current details and to show the public is paying attention. While the moderators cannot see who attends, they will see the number of viewers. Boosting viewership shows that the public values these transit services.
The official comment period may be over but you can still share why you value the Hingham/Hull ferry and the Greenbush commuter rail by sending an email to the MBTA at email@example.com. Please copy Representative Meschino at Joan.Meschino@MAHouse.gov and Senator O’Connor at Patrick.O’Connor@MASenate.gov on your email.
You can also volunteer to participate further at www.savetheferry.org.
Save The Ferry from Save The Ferry on Vimeo. The Save The Ferry ad campaign was developed by Joe Berkeley LLC. Joe Berkeley served as writer, director and photographer. Dinghy provided by Hull Lifesaving Museum. Richard Green, drone cinematographer. Tim Foley, art director, designer, post production supervisor. Cindy Thompson of MERGE, media. Dave McGrath, chase boat driver. Lisa Borden, production manager. Caterer, Mike Sheehan.
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