• Petitioned MBTA fares could rise by 43% ferry, bus, c.rail cuts, schedule change

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MBTA fares could rise by 43% ferry, bus, c.rail cuts, schedule change

Prevent raising of public transportation and change of schedules

    1. Zoya Pearls
    2. Petition by

      Zoya Pearls

      Allston, MA

MBTA system is already all screwed up and instead of doing cuts and raising prices they need to fix their schedules (like #66 coming 3 buses at a time with a 40-60 min gap, or 57 for the same matter)
Fare prices are Already over priced compare to other cities!
And if they cut down the amount of buses it will create even more anxiety from people who live in Boston and use public transportation. And knowing how late buses Already come, shortage of them will increase the gaps between them! This can't be happening, especially during winter!
I say NO to increase of MBTA fares, change of schedule for Commuter rail and the T, as well as cutting down the amount of working buses (which will most likely lead to a great amount of jobs being lost!)

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    • Shayna Dorfman REVERE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I take the inner express which before the changes is very expensive and has an insufficient amount of scheduled rides. These lines already don't run all the way into Boston on the weekends and holidays. I would be willing to pay more for more convenience. 43% is an outrageous amount to stomach all at once. These rate hikes are going to be felt from the middle class on down. People will not be able to use the service or refuse to use the service – bringing ridership down, hurting the revenue in the long run. More penny wise and dollar foolishness is NOT going to help the T. The T's mismanagement is not something the consumer should have to shoulder by themselves. The T should prepose a yearly raise at 7% per year for the next 5 years, which is more than DOUBLE the cost of living raise most of us receive. We need a woman to straighten this mess out.

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    • James Lloyd SALEM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Such a drastic fare increase and service reduction seems unreasonable.

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    • Keith von der Heydt WOODS HOLE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I sign because I am in favor of increased use of public transportation, not its demise. I am discouraged because this petition includes no information about the cost to users of the MBTA over the past couple of decades which would give perspective to the proposed fare increases. Let's see some facts about why the MBTA is in such financial trouble. Clearly, Boston needs a capable and efficiently run public transit system but equally clearly, its income must be commensurate with its expenses.

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    • Theresa McKee WOODS HOLE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Public transportation needs to be affordable and encouraged!

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    • Melissa Downes WALTHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      The MBTA is not financially viable because of the Big Dig debt. Why are communities west of Boston that received no benefit stuck with paying such a large bill? Projected to by $521 million dollars by 2014

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