MBTA riders are invited to comment on a proposed fare increase which the Fiscal and Management Control Board is scheduled to consider in March following the month-long public comment period in February. Under the draft proposal, fares would increase an average of 6.3 percent with bus fares increasing by $0.10, subway fares by $0.15, a monthly LinkPass by $5.50 and a weekly LinkPass by $1.25. The proposed rates are below the statutorily-authorized 7 percent rate the MBTA is allowed to assess once every two years. Revenues from the rate increase will enable the MBTA to keep pace
with inflation and support customer service enhancements being rolled out as a part of the authority’s comprehensive $8 billion modernization and improvement plan. If approved, the new fare schedule would take effect July 1, 2019.
Date: February 27, 20196:30 pm–8:30 pm
Location: State Transportation Building, MBTA Board Room Second Floor, 10 Park Plaza, Boston
Attendees: Open to Public
Written comments about the MBTA Fare Proposal will be acceptedthrough Thursday, February 28, 2019. They can be mailed to:
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
Attention: Fare Proposal Committee
Comments can also be submitted using the MBTA website, bye-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at (617) 222-3200, TTY(617) 222-5146.