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MBTA Offers Ad Discount to Somerville Businesses

The MBTA has agreed to offer "significant" advertising discounts to Somerville businesses as mitigation for weekend Red Line closures, according to The Tufts Daily.

The MBTA will offer an advertising discount to Somerville businesses as mitigation for weekend closures of the Red Line, The Tufts Daily is reporting.

The so the MBTA can make needed repairs. Some fear the weekend closures could impact businesses in Davis Square, where Somerville's only MBTA rail stop is located. Shuttle bus service has replaced trains during weekends.

Members of , passing a resoluton on the matter.

The weekend shutdowns will "inevitably hinder the businesses in Davis Square," Alderman At-Large Bruce Desmond said at the time.

According to The Tufts Daily, the MBTA met with the Monday to discuss the advertising discounts, and the Chamber will work on a proposal to "solicit local businesses to advertise on rail and buses," the university paper says.

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