BOSTON (CBS) – T riders can expect to pay more starting next summer.

The MBTA confirms discussions are underway by the board of directors to increase fares.

A vote could come in the spring, and fares would go up on July first.

It would be the first fare hike at the financially strapped agency since 2007.

There’s no word yet on how much fares will rise, but the ‘T’ has to close a budget gap of 161-million dollars.

Only Baltimore and Los Angeles have lower base subway fares than the MBTA.

Comments (3)
  1. taxedout says:

    Pay Up Suckers…Raises and Pensions have to be met…Enjoy!!!

  2. emom says:

    OH WHAT A SURPRISE…. IT DIDN’T TAKE THEM LONG, I figured they would raise rates,, they talked about not having enough , going broke, then getting in the news so many times for abusing funds,and paying off the corporate greed folks, it was just a matter of time… now I wonder how much they will charge and will it even be economical to even ride the T .. time will tell

  3. Jess says:

    Will the fare hike guarantee on time service?

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