MBTA: A list of upcoming meetings on fare increases and service cuts

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When the MBTA announced that there could be some serious service cuts and steep fare increases coming down the chute by summertime, people started speaking up.

A lot.

Amid announcements that ferries could get docked and no longer transport commuters to and from the city and that bus lines in almost every suburb surrounding Boston might go the way of T tokens, organizers have been preparing themselves for the upcoming public hearings scheduled by the MBTA.

On Wednesday, residents of Hull and Hingham will head over to the “Save the Ferry” meeting to take a stand on why they need the services so bad, according to a Patriot Ledger report.

Meanwhile, a local Emerson College student has been bringing together coeds to get them up to speed on potential cuts so they can stay informed and see how the proposals may affect their local college or university.

Whether it’s the possible elimination of a bus route, the Green Line E train, or a ferry, here is the list of all the public meetings coming up where you can figure out what the impact might be on your community if the T acts in the spring and votes on one of the two proposals to close their $161 million budget gap.

MBTA PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE:

Jan. 17, Tuesday—Newton     
5:30-7:30 PM     
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Jan. 17, Tuesday —Worcester     
6:00-8:00 PM     
Public Library, Saxe Room
3 Salem Square

Jan. 18, Wednesday—Chelsea
6:00-8:00 PM     
Public Library, Auditorium
569 Broadway

Jan. 19, Thursday—Boston (Roxbury)     
6:00-8:00 PM     
Roxbury Community College, Auditorium
1234 Columbus Avenue

Jan. 23, Monday—Boston     
1:00-3:00 PM and 4:30-6:30 PM
Transportation Building, Floor 2 Conference Rooms 2, 3
10 Park Plaza

Jan. 24, Tuesday—Attleboro     
4:30-6:30 PM     
Attleboro High School
100 Rathbun Willard Drive

Jan. 25, Wednesday—Salem     
6:00-8:00 PM      
City Hall Annex, 3rd Floor Conference Room
120 Washington Street

Jan. 31, Tuesday—Boston (Mattapan)      
6:00-8:00 PM      
Mildred Avenue Community Center
 5 Mildred Ave.

Feb. 1, Wednesday—Jamaica Plain     
6:00-8:00 PM       
Hennigan Community Center, Cafeteria
200 Heath St.

Feb. 2, Thursday—Boston (Dorchester)     
1:00-3:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM
Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue

Feb. 6, Monday—Lowell     
5:00-7:00 PM     
City Hall Council Chambers
375 Merrimack Street

Feb. 7, Tuesday—Lynn     
6:00-8:00 PM       
City Council Chambers
3 City Hall Square

Feb. 8, Wednesday—Boston (West End)     
4:30-6:30 PM
Shriners Hospital Auditorium
51 Blossom Street

Feb. 8, Wednesday—Hingham     
6:00-8:00 PM       
Town Hall Central Meeting Room
210 Central Street

Feb. 13, Monday—Boston (South Station area)     
6:00-8:00 PM      
Boston Public Library Boston Room
700 Boylston Street
Feb. 14, Tuesday—Framingham      
6:00-8:00 PM       
Town Hall
150 Concord Street

Feb. 15, Wednesday—Quincy     
6:00-8:00 PM     
Thomas Crane Public Library Community Room
40 Washington Street

Feb. 16, Thursday—Malden      
6:00-8:00 PM     
City Council Chambers
200 Pleasant Street

Feb. 28, Tuesday—Somerville      
6:00-8:00 PM     
High School Auditorium
81 Highland Avenue

Feb. 29, Wednesday  —Cambridge      
6:00-8:00 PM      
Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Avenue

March 1, Thursday—Waltham      
6:00-8:00 PM      
Government Center Auditorium
119 School Street

March 6, Tuesday—Brockton     
6:00-8:00 PM     
Massasoit Community College, Liberal Arts Building, Lecture Hall LA 560
1 Massasoit Boulevard


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