Advocacy groups to T: Prepare for a fight over fare hikes

On the backs of riders
A unified front is slowly mounting against the MBTA’s proposed fare increase, with several rider advocacy groups joining efforts to put up a fight at upcoming public hearings that begin next week.

Under the T’s proposal, the fares would rise about 25 percent across the board beginning in 2007. That means subway fares would jump from $1.25 to $1.70, and bus fares would jump from 90 cents to $1.25.
Public meetings in the area are:
May 15
4:30 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza
May 22
3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Tip O’Neil Federal Bldg.
10 Causeway Street
May 23
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Cambridge City Senior Ctr.
806 Massachusetts Avenue
June 6
4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street

Here is the listing of public meetings

Written comments will be accepted through June 30, 2006 and should be mailed to MBTA, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attn: Fare Policy Committee
or sent via email to

It is crazy that we are making it harder for people to use public transportation! With everything going on in the world with the price of oil, the environment going to hell, traffic congestion, and so forth, our city and state should be encouraging public transportation! How about making the T FREE?

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