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Davey: MBTA Fare Hikes Almost Impossible To Avoid

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BOSTON (CBS) – A list of possible fare hikes and service cuts is being put together to help the MBTA close a huge budget gap.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Don Huff reports.

Transportation secretary Richard Davey believes it’s almost impossible to avoid a fare increase to help close a $161 million deficit in the fiscal year that begins next July.

“We will be floating a number of different proposals for public reaction,” said Davey.

Once they come up with fare hike and service cut options, Davey expects public hearings will be held that could last into March.

Even with a fare increase, Davey said the MBTA’s financial problems are not a one-year issue and will need further fixes down the road.

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