Save Our Commuter Rail & Ferry


The livestream for the FMCB meeting on December 14th at 12:00 PM at which the final service cuts proposal will be made and voted on.

The Hingham/Hull Ferry services and the Greenbush commuter rail line are in danger of being eliminated! The MBTA and the Fiscal Management Control Board (FMCB) are considering proposals to eliminate the Hingham/Hull ferry service and drastically reduce the Greenbush commuter rail service. The FMCB is scheduled to meet virtually to hear and vote on the final proposal for service cuts on Monday, December 14, 2020.

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.

Watch!

The FMCB meetings are livestreamed. You can watch by clicking on the event’s link on the right hand column at the time of the event. 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.

Comment!

While the public comment period has ended, you can still subscribe in the sidebar to receive email notifications for upcoming opportunities to comment and show your support for public transit.

Speak up!

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 publicengagement@mbta.com, as well as to the Secretary of Transportation and the Governor by using this form. Please copy Representative Meschino at Joan.Meschino@MAHouse.gov and Senator O’Connor at Patrick.O’Connor@MASenate.gov on your email.

Specifically for the ferry, please consider signing the petition started by the Town of Hull to show your support as well.

You can also volunteer to participate further, including by handing out flyers and sharing your story for a social media campaign. Find out more at www.savetheferry.org.

Important Links

Learn More

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.

Previous FMCB livestreams:

In the news:

State Representative Joan Meschino press releases:

Connect
Your contact information will be used for the sole purpose of keeping you informed to help us to coordinate effective advocacy. We will update you and this page regularly with details and links to important MBTA meetings and comment periods.
Important Dates
December 14 at 12:00 PM – Fiscal and Management Control Board Meeting.
NOTE: The MBTA’s FMCB will vote on the proposed service cuts at this meeting.
Social Media Tool Kit
Please post support for the Hingham/Hull ferry and Greenbush commuter rail service and public transit in general.  When posting on this topic, please use the hashtags #savetheboat, #savethegreenbush, #savetheferry2020, and #transitisessentialMA. Check out this website for further images and posts.
Questions?
Questions? Ideas? Volunteer to help? Please email Joan.Meschino@MAHouse.gov or call 617-722-2320.