The MBTA has hired nearly 900 new employees in the past two years even as the transit agency struggles with deep debt that has prompted proposals for fare hikes.
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The first of 20 meetings over proposed fare hikes and service cuts were held in Newton and Worcester.
Riders will have a chance to sound off on proposed MBTA fare hikes and service cuts when the T begins a series of public meetings this week.
Under one scenario, a bus ride could jump from $1.25 to $1.75 while a subway ride could jump from $1.70 to $2.40.
State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey says the MBTA will unveil a list of potential fare increases and service cuts in January.
A list of possible fare hikes and service cuts is being put together to help the MBTA close a huge budget gap.
MBTA fare hike proposals are expected to come up at a meeting of the MBTA and Mass. Department of Transportation boards Wednesday afternoon.
A vote could come in the spring, and fares would go up on July first.
It’s clear that money has been tight at the MBTA, but are fare hikes the best solution? Jon Keller is at large.