MBTA Fares Will Increase Tuesday
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.
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.