The fare hikes, averaging 23 percent, go into effect this Sunday. And several bus routes and commuter rail lines will also see service reductions.
The ridership streak is set to hit a hurdle, though: An average 23 percent fare hike takes effect Sunday.
The cash-strapped MBTA could soon try selling naming rights to 11 prominent subway stations in Boston and Cambridge.
BOSTON — The Senate voted 26-9 to approve the short-term fix for the T’s financial woes, with a debate looming on long-term funding next year.
The Urban Land Institute says T ridership, already at record highs, could grow 20 percent in the next decade, leading to packed trains.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts House has approved a temporary financial fix for the MBTA. The bailout bill, which also offers help to other regional transit agencies, was passed Wednesday on a vote of 130-to-25 and now moves to the Senate.
The MBTA plans to introduce a commuter rail smartphone payment system this fall, and sign-ups have started for riders who want to get involved with trial runs of the technology.
The shoe company New Balance will fund the station’s construction and annual maintenance costs.
BOSTON — Boston police say a woman in her late 20s is dead after she was hit by an MBTA bus.
BOSTON — Ridership on the MBTA is up for the 15th consecutive month, the longest period of growth in the transit system’s history.
BOSTON — The MBTA has set in motion a process that could lead to a change the private company that provides commuter rail service by sometime next summer.
BOSTON — Protesting the MBTA’s planned fare increases for The Ride, several people in wheelchairs briefly blocked a Boston street in front of the State House.
BOSTON — The MBTA has released an iPhone app that allows riders to send text and pictures about possible crimes to Transit Police.
BOSTON — Starting this summer, fare to use the paratransit system THE RIDE will increase from $4 to $8 round-trip.
BOSTON — The debate over how to close the MBTA’s deficit is moving to Beacon Hill.
BOSTON — For nearly a decade, traffic has been zipping through Boston’s Big Dig tunnels, the nation’s costliest highway project that has also left a gaping financial hole in the state’s transportation budget that isn’t likely to be filled anytime soon.
BOSTON — Occupy the MBTA established what it called Camp Charlie on the State House steps shortly after the T’s board voted Wednesday to raise fares an average 23 percent.
BOSTON — The MBTA Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a 23 percent average fare hike for riders, along with modest cuts in service.
BOSTON — Opponents of a 23 percent fare hike proposed for the MBTA have begun what they say will be a 24-hour vigil in front of the State House.
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick is asking state lawmakers to transfer $51 million to the MBTA and take other steps to avoid service cuts deeper than those transit officials are recommending.