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MBTA Fare ProposalThe MBTA will hold a series of public meetings on proposed fare changes and Late-Night service so that comments and suggestions can be shared with T officials.

The January and February gatherings will be an opportunity to offer recorded comments, which will be considered by the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board and MassDOT.

A series of 10 public meetings on fare changes will be followed by a vote of the Board, which is anticipated to occur in March. The Board will consider public input on two possible scenarios.

Fare adjustments are just one part of a broader effort by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to close the T’s projected $242 million deficit for FY17 with a series of cost cutting measures and improvements in operational efficiency.

The T has created an online Fare Options Comparison tool to give customers the opportunity to calculate fares under the proposed changes as follows:
English version
Spanish version

Comments may also be submitted using the tool.

The T’s Late-Night Pilot Program was launched in March 2014, extending service 90 minutes longer on all subway and key bus routes on Friday and Saturday nights. The purpose of public meetings is to discuss current usage, the budget and closure dates, and to invite public input on designing future late-night service. Some meetings will also be accepting comments about Commuter Rail schedule changes.

Written comments about Late-Night Service will be accepted through Wednesday, January 20, and can be mailed to: MBTA, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Late-Night Service Committee. Comments may also be submitted online at mbta.com; by email at latenightservice@mbta.com; or by phone at (617) 222-5146. Written comments about the MBTA fare proposals will be accepted through Friday, February 12, and can be mailed to: MBTA, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Fare Proposal Committee; online at mbta.com; by email at fareproposal@mbta.com; or by phone at (617) 222-3200, TTY (617) 222-5146.

All meetings and locations are accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.

MEETING LOCATIONS

Tuesday, January 19
10 a.m. – Noon
State Transportation Building
Transportation Library
10 Park Plaza. Boston
Topic: Late-Night Service

Tuesday, January 19
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
State Transportation Building
Floor 2, Conference Rooms 1,2,3
10 Park Plaza. Boston
Topic: Late Night Service

Wednesday, January 20
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cambridge City Hall Council Chambers
795 Mass. Ave. Cambridge
Topic: Late Night Service

Monday, January 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Breed Middle School
90 O’Callaghan Way. Lynn
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Tuesday, January 26
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
West Middle School Auditorium
271 West St. Brockton
Topic: Fare Changes

Wednesday, January 27
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Malden High School Auditorium
77 Salem St. Malden
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Thursday, January 28
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Concord Town Hall
Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
22 Monument Sq. Concord
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Monday, February 1
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Union Station
2 Washington Square. Worcester
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Tuesday, February 2
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Public Hearing
State Transportation Building
Floor 2, Conference Rooms 1,2,3
10 Park Plaza. Boston
Topic: Fare Changes

Wednesday, February 3
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mansfield High School Auditorium
250 East St. Mansfield
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Wednesday, February 3
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Walnut Hill School
12 Highland St. Natick
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Thursday, February 4
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bigelow Middle School
42 Vernon St. Newton
Topic: Fare Changes

Monday, February 8
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Coakley Middle School
1315 Washington St. Norwood
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Monday, February 8
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Woburn City Hall Council Room
10 Common St. Woburn
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Tuesday, February 9
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Chelsea High School Auditorium
299 Everett Ave. Chelsea
Topic: Fare Changes

Wednesday February 10
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Roxbury Community College
Media Arts Building 1
1234 Columbus Ave. Roxbury
Topic: Fare Changes

Thursday, February 11
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Weymouth High School Auditorium
1 Wildcat Way. Weymouth
Fare Changes

Please visit www.mbta.com for more information about the MBTA and the schedule of public meetings.

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