MBTA Seeks Crackdown On Overtime As Fare Hikes LoomThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has launched an internal audit of overtime payments and procedures as it faces a growing budget deficit while coping with aging infrastructure.
MBTA Board Weighing Fare Hike OptionsThe hikes are one of the proposed options the organization is considering to bridge a budget gap of over $240 million.
4 Arrested In Senior Citizens Protest On Beacon HillAs the House began debating the transportation financing bill Monday, hundreds of senior citizens blocked traffic on Beacon Street in protest.
Disabled MBTA Riders Protest Fare HikesDisabled and elderly mass transit riders and advocates are taking their case against fare hikes to state transportation officials.
MBTA Fare Hikes, Service Cuts Take Effect SundayRiders on Boston's public transportation system are bracing for a steep fare hike that goes into effect Sunday and may be just the start of coming cost increases and service cuts.
MBTA Board Approves Fare Hikes, Service CutsThe board that oversees the MBTA approved a budget that calls for an average 23 percent fare increase and service cuts on Wednesday.
Dozens Camp Out At State House In Protest Of MBTA Fare HikesLike so many people who rely on public transportation, young people are outraged over proposed fare hikes and service cuts designed to help the cash-strapped MBTA.
Hundreds Of Students Protest Proposed MBTA Fare HikesHundreds of students from Boston and surrounding communities took to the streets to protest the MBTA’s proposed fare increases.
Keller @ Large: Time To Face Reality - Gas Tax And TollsI don’t want to pay more for gas or tolls either. But we cannot have a viable economy without usable roads and bridges and functioning, reasonably affordable public transit.
MBTA Will Raise Fares 23%, Cut $15 Million In ServiceThe state transportation department has decided to raise MBTA fares 23-percent and cut $15 million in service to close a huge budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year.
Protesters Urge MBTA To Avoid Cuts, Fare HikesSeniors citizens, riders with disabilities and Occupy Boston-style protesters urged board members to reject service cuts and fare increases.
Mass. Lawmakers Pressured On Planned MBTA Hikes State lawmakers are under growing pressure to help solve the MBTA's funding crisis and head off steep fare hikes and service reductions.