The Boston Public Transportation Authority is considering pulling its commuter rail network off the public rail system, the Boston Globe reports.
The commuter rail system has been a lifeline for people living in the city, especially working people.
But in 2017, when the Boston Redevelopment Authority bought commuter rail property, it cut back on bus service and the train system, cutting the number of people commuting on the service by more than 60 percent.
Transit officials were initially concerned that the reduced service would lead to congestion, and the Boston Transit Museum reported that the new plan to reduce service had some riders feeling like they had lost the subway.
“I’m very worried,” said Charles K. Wirt, a commuter rail rider who works for Boston Public Transport.
“It would be like the end of the world if I didn’t have a ride.
I can’t go out without my bag, I can barely go downtown.
That would be a terrible thing to see happen.”
In the end, the plan is to eliminate commuter rail altogether.
The Boston Public Trains, a hybrid commuter rail line that runs between Roxbury and South Boston, was shut down in 2017.
Now, the authority plans to begin a new project that will remove commuter rail from the public transit system.
The new project will bring the commuter rail to the same Boston area where it once ran, but it will remove it from the Boston Public Housing Authority.
The commuter rail would also be removed from the Commonwealth Transit Authority.
The project is part of the Boston Regional Transportation Authority’s plan to improve public transportation in the Boston area.
The authority is also working on the Boston Urban Transportation Project, which is a major redevelopment of the former site of the now-closed Boston Public Houses, which will include an extension of the existing commuter rail lines.
The current system is operated by the Boston Transportation Authority, which has been trying to improve service in Boston by making the lines run more often and increasing service on the weekend.
It also is seeking to get more people on buses.