By Toni Waterman | Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Jan. 17, 2012
BOSTON -- Even the most seasoned T rider has probably never heard of the Mattapan High Speed line: the old orange-and-tan above-ground trolley that connects Mattapan to Ashmont Station in Dorchester, which in turn connects to the rest of Boston.
Since it’s one of the lesser-used lines in the city, the MBTA is considering cutting its weekend service — a savings of $1.5 million a year. But for riders like Tasheaka Buchanan, the cut means one thing: being stranded.
By Frannie Carr | Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sept. 14, 2011
BOSTON — A fare hike for the cash-strapped MBTA is “definitely on the table,” according to the state’s newly anointed transportation czar.
The T, which is $8 billion in debt and faces a $160 million budget shortfall next year, hasn’t had a fare increase in five years.
Everyone who's ever rode on the T has an opinion about what problem they'd change first. If you were in charge, where would you start? Let us know.
On July 1, the T will introduce fare increases and service cuts to cover a $159 million budget gap for the next fiscal year. Read the plan on mbta.com.