MBTA Raising Fares

Big news from the boston globe today: MBTA likely to raise fares next year – Boston.com. I understand the need to increase fares, if (and only if) there are resulting improvements in service. As far as I can tell, the only improvement the MBTA is thinking about is the Charlie Card, which will only put us 5 years behind other metropolitan areas.

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I don’t ride the ‘T’ as much as I used to, but when I do, I’d like it to be fast, convenient, affordable and reliable. No waiting for 20 minutes for the next train. I’m looking forward to the Charlie Card, when does that start again? The only time I ever see one is when I take the Blue line from Logan…

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