Fare Hikes

Hundreds of senior citizens protest on Beacon Street. (WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones)

4 Arrested In Senior Citizens Protest On Beacon Hill

As the House began debating the transportation financing bill Monday, hundreds of senior citizens blocked traffic on Beacon Street in protest.

04/08/2013

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Disabled MBTA Riders Protest Fare Hikes

Disabled and elderly mass transit riders and advocates are taking their case against fare hikes to state transportation officials.

03/28/2013

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MBTA Fare Hikes, Service Cuts Take Effect Sunday

Riders 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.

06/30/2012

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MBTA Board Approves Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

The board that oversees the MBTA approved a budget that calls for an average 23 percent fare increase and service cuts on Wednesday.

04/04/2012

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Dozens Camp Out At State House In Protest Of MBTA Fare Hikes

Like 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.

04/03/2012

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

Hundreds Of Students Protest Proposed MBTA Fare Hikes

Hundreds of students from Boston and surrounding communities took to the streets to protest the MBTA’s proposed fare increases.

03/29/2012

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Keller @ Large: Time To Face Reality – Gas Tax And Tolls

I 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.

03/29/2012

Transportation secretary Richard Davey announced MBTA cuts Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Gobeille)

MBTA Will Raise Fares 23%, Cut $15 Million In Service

The 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.

03/28/2012

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Protesters Urge MBTA To Avoid Cuts, Fare Hikes

Seniors citizens, riders with disabilities and Occupy Boston-style protesters urged board members to reject service cuts and fare increases.

03/14/2012

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

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.

02/14/2012

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