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Hundreds Of Students Protest Proposed MBTA Fare Hikes

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Hundreds protested MBTA fare hikes. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz)

Hundreds protested MBTA fare hikes. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz)

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Bernice Corpuz is a reporter for WBZ Newsradio 1030. Prior to joining...
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BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of students from Boston and surrounding communities took to the streets to protest the MBTA’s proposed fare increases.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

They held signs that said “No Cuts, No Hikes” and “AffordabiliT”. Students like Carlos Rojas of East Boston believe the proposed fare hikes are unfair.

READ: MBTA Will Raise Fares 23%, Cut Service

walk Hundreds Of Students Protest Proposed MBTA Fare Hikes

Protesters march to State House. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz)

Rojas says, “They are proposing a ludicrous fare hike for next year.”

The T is proposing increasing the students’ monthly passes from $20 to $25 and a new 7-day student pass would cost $28 a month.

“That is going to be much harder for my mother,” says Rojas. “And for families that have two, three, four children in high school, is absolutely not viable.”

Rojas believes state lawmakers should find other ways to solve the T’s budget problems, rather than increasing fares.

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