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MBTA Approves Fare Hikes

See what the hikes will mean for your wallet.

Credit: MBTA
Credit: MBTA

As expected, the MBTA’s board approved a recommended 5 percent fare hike Wednesday, according to Boston.com.

The hikes will go into effect July 1 of this year as part of the MBTA’s fiscal year 2015 budget.

What will the hikes mean for you?

  • Fares for bus lines and subways will go up 10 cents, to $1.60 and $2.10, respectively.
  • Senior and student fares for bus lines and subway will increase 5 cents, to 80 cents and $1.05, respectively.
  • Monthly bus-and-subway passes will rise $5, to $75. Monthly bus passes will rise $2, to $50.
  • Monthly commuter rail passes will go up between $5-17, depending on your zone.
  • Fares for THE RIDE will not increase.
  • The last MBTA fare hike was in 2012, when fares jumped 23 percent to help close a huge budget gap.

More on the fare hikes from the MBTA >>

malcolm nichols May 15, 2014 at 09:11 AM
I don't see how the monthly passes can be under $100. Way to cheap.
John Carrasquillo May 15, 2014 at 07:49 PM
good thing.
Wind Dummy 25 May 15, 2014 at 09:10 PM
You call that public transportation? More like public humiliation being caught on that quasi private system charging that much. On your bikes while that's still affordable.
Nick Low May 17, 2014 at 01:47 AM
The T is one of the cheapest subways in North America. I can't comment on the commuter rail.

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