Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MBTA releases new proposal

Boston Globe article:
MBTA riders would pay an average of 23 percent more and most service cuts would be spared under a budget-balancing plan that will be announced this morning by the T, the state’s top transportation official said in an interview.
This would raise CharlieCard subway fares to $2 and eliminate a few bus routes along with weekend service to Heath St, Needham, Greenbush, and Kingston/Plymouth. It uses a lot of one-time opportunities, including leftover snow/ice removal money, and does nothing for the long-term problems of funding. Rather pathetic overall. They need to get the legislature motivated to fix forward funding, instead of kicking the can further down the road.

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