Federal Complaint Filed Over Eliminated MBTA Late-Night Service

The complaint filed Tuesday by the vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation claims the MBTA didn’t properly measure the impact on low-income and minority riders before ending its service in March.

The T’s fiscal control board voted in February to end late-night service, saying it wasn’t “cost-effective.”

Rafael Mares, an attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation, says the decision to do away with late-night service disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.

“We’re not asking for the original late-night service to be reinstated. We’re asking for the T to come up with something else, and there are already a number of proposals already on the table,” he told WBUR’s Newscast Unit.

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