POLL: Do You Agree With the MBTA's New Fare Increase Proposal?
The MBTA is offering a 23 percent increase to help deal with a budget downfall.
In a most recent update on Wednesday, the MBTA has proposed a 23 percent fare increase to help offset an ongoing budget defecit, according to a Boston.com report Thursday.
Under the new proposal, commuter rail single trip and monthly passes would increase an average of 29 percent, depending upon the zone of travel. Bus fares with a CharlieCard would increase from $1.25 to $1.50, while a bus-subway LinkPass would increase from $59 to $70. Those using CharlieCards on the subway would pay $2 instead of the current rate of $1.70.
If approved, the new plan would be effective July 1, and would not include hefty service cuts proposed under the original plan.
But what do you think about the new proposal? Is this better or worse than what was proposed before? Weigh in on today's poll and add your thoughts in the comments section.