MBTA Fares Increase on Monday

Boston local officials are holding a protest in the Boston Common Sunday afternoon. The protest comes amid ongoing issues with the T.

On Monday, they’ll spend the morning commute on trains and stops protesting the hikes again.

Bus fares are not included in this round of increases, but overall, commuters will see an average increase of close to six percent across the system.

For example, fares for the T will jump to $2.40 for a one-way trip.

MBTA officials expect to bring in nearly $30 million of new revenue, which they say would help keep the deficit down.

The MBTA fare hikes have faced a lot of pushback, especially with recent train derailments on the Green and Red lines. Not to mention, Red line repairs are not expected to be completed until Labor Day.

Just a few reasons officials lead by City Councilor Michele Wu, will be protesting at Boston Common this afternoon and again on Monday.

Some fares will remain the same. This includes local bus one-way fare, local bus monthly pass, reduced one-way fares for local bus and subways, as well as reduced monthly passes for youth, student, senior and TAP.

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