The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority could be announcing bus route cuts later this week. That's after the Transit Authority's state appropriation came in more than $1.5 million less than expected.
Protests are planned in response, and the Five Colleges -- which have pumped millions of dollars into the PVTA -- have warned the transit authority that they might seek bus services from another provider. All this is going on while the state budget is sitting on Governor Charlie Baker's desk.
To find out if Western Massachusetts' transit woes are making any ripples on Beacon Hill -- we turn, as we do most Mondays, to State House News Service reporter Matt Murphy.