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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MBTA Proposes 5% Fare Increase, Will Hold Community Meetings

The MBTA released their fare increase documents which show a proposed 5% increase in prices that could lead to $4 Million in revenue if approved. This increase falls in line with the transportation plan submitted by Governor Deval Patrick (Way Forward Plan) in January of 2013 according to the description.

A one-page summary has been provided that break the price increases down, showing how much each line will cost should this plan be approved. The changes would take effect on July 1, 2014 with no increase being proposed for The Ride.

There will also be numerous community meetings held to gather feedback about the proposed fare increases with the closest one to Somerville being held in Medford City Hall (Alden Memorial Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive) on Wednesday April 30th from 6:00-8:00pm. Written comments will be accepted until April 30th via mail or email. 

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