MBTA Fare Hikes
Bus and subway fares are increasing by a dime, to $1.60 and $2.10 per ride, respectively, with the use of a CharlieCard.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has approved a 5-percent increase to MBTA fares.
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.