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MBTA Fares Will Increase Tuesday

BOSTON — MBTA riders are facing the transportation system’s second fare increase in as many years.

Beginning Tuesday, the price of bus and subway rides will rise by 10 cents, increasing to $1.60 and $2.10 respectively.

Click for more details from the MBTA.

Click for more details from the MBTA.

The price of a combined bus-and-subway monthly pass will increase from $70 to $75, and a monthly bus pass will jump from $48 to $50 per month.

Single ride fares on the commuter rail will increase by 25 to 50 cents. Passes for commuter rail pass passengers will increase by $5 to $17, depending on where you travel from.

Fares on The RIDE will not change.

With an average fare increase of 5 percent across the board, the MBTA predicts to raise an extra $20 million to $24 million in new fare revenue, resulting in a less than 1 percent reduction in ridership.

The T last hiked fares in July 2012, when prices went up by an average 23 percent. At that time, bus fares rose a quarter to $1.50 and subway fares rose from $1.70 to $2.

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