MBTA Fare Hikes
Five people were arrested Wednesday following a protest on the MBTA fare hikes.
The MBTA is trying to close a $140 million deficit. The proposal on the table includes fare increases, service cuts to existing lines and some bus routes may be eliminated.
Members of the group begin with a rally and then march to a T station, at which point they force open the doors or the turnstiles and allow everyone in the group – and any willing members of the public – to board for free.
Do you think the increases are justified?
This Week At The WBZ Water Cooler: MBTA officials on Wednesday recommended an average 23% fare hike but far fewer reductions in service than originally feared.
Gov. Deval Patrick says he supports a plan by the MBTA to raise fares while avoiding what he calls “drastic” cuts in service on the Boston-area transit system.
The debate over proposed MBTA fare hikes and service cuts is about to enter a new phase.
couple of meetings that took place in Boston a couple of miles apart showed just where travel and transportation stands in preparation for the new Fiscal Year beginning July 1.
An MBTA advisory board has suggested limiting proposed fare hikes to 25 percent and avoiding service cuts by having other state agencies take over certain T functions.
Those sympathetic with the ‘Occupy’ movement plan to rally Monday against the MBTA’s plans to cut service and raise fares.