MBTA Plans to Hike Fares
By Stephanie Wittenbach 02/01/2019
If the MBTA gets what it wants, it will cost more to ride the city’s transit system.
T officials are proposing a hike to 6.3%. That means an additional 15 cents to subway rides, 10 cents to bus fares, and 5 dollars and 50 cents to monthly passes. The bottom line is subway rides will cost $2.40, bus rides $1.80 and monthly passes up to ninety. It would go into effect in June.
The proposal vote will be next month. Meanwhile Governor Charlie Baker has defended the fare increase saying, “Let’s not forget that the taxpayers who never ride the system write a check every year for over $1 billion to the MBTA.”