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

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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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Protesters march to State House. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz)

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.

“That is going to be much harder for my mother,” says Rojas. “And for families that have two, three, four children in high school, is absolutely not viable.”

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Rojas believes state lawmakers should find other ways to solve the T’s budget problems, rather than increasing fares.