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Final Push! No MBTA Fare Hikes

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The MBTA’s governing board will vote on the proposed fare hikes this Monday, March 11th at their 12PM meeting, but not before hearing public testimony from anyone who signs up. Join me there to speak up in this final push and keep up pressure on transit equity and sustainable funding, NOT regressive fare hikes!

Over the last few weeks, 3,000+ commuters have signed our petition opposing fare hikes and calling for sustainable funding and steps to expand transit access such as free student and senior passes, low-income fares and fare-capping, and designated fare-free bus routes through underserved communities. After we organized to pack the MBTA’s public meeting last Wednesday, several T Board Members signaled that they’d like to see changes in the fare proposal. You can read more about this here: https://commonwealthmagazine.org/transportation/t-board-wary-of-go-it-alone-fare-hike/

Monday’s 12PM public comment period is the last and perhaps most important chance to remind the MBTA board of what’s at stake for our climate, economy, and future. Anyone who signs up by the start of the meeting will be given the chance to speak before the board begins their deliberations. Join me to say NO to regressive, short-sighted fare hikes; YES to transit equity and a Boston that works for all of us!

Link to petition: bit.ly/FreeTheT

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Date:
March 11
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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