BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of students from Boston and surrounding communities took to the streets to protest the MBTA’s proposed fare increases.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
They held signs that said “No Cuts, No Hikes” and “AffordabiliT”. Students like Carlos Rojas of East Boston believe the proposed fare hikes are unfair.
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Rojas says, “They are proposing a ludicrous fare hike for next year.”
The T is proposing increasing the students’ monthly passes from $20 to $25 and a new 7-day student pass would cost $28 a month.
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Rojas believes state lawmakers should find other ways to solve the T’s budget problems, rather than increasing fares.