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Passengers wait for a MBTA Green Line trolley to pull into Kenmore Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Passengers wait for a MBTA Green Line trolley to pull into Kenmore Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Starting July 1, it's going to be more expensive to ride the T and commuter rail.

The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board voted unanimously to increase fare prices by about 6 percent.

The decision faced intense opposition from dozens of transportation experts and advocates. But some say it could provide a revenue boost that the T desperately needs.

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Jim Aloisi, former transportation secretary, a member of the TransitMatters Board, and the principal of Trimount Consulting. He tweets @jimaloisi.

Charlie Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute and head of Chieppo Strategies. He tweets @charliechieppo.

This segment aired on March 12, 2019.

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