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In this 2015 file photo, people wait to board a Red Line train at Porter Square MBTA station. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
In this 2015 file photo, people wait to board a Red Line train at Porter Square MBTA station. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Riding the T got more expensive Monday — with fares on the MBTA's subway lines going up by about 6 percent.

Many riders are upset, with some even staging protests at stops around the city.

The T says the money is necessary for funding important capital investments — like the new Orange Line cars.

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Zeninjor Enwemeka, WBUR reporter. She tweets @Zeninjor.

Michelle Wu, Boston City Councilor. She tweets @wutrain.

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

This segment aired on July 1, 2019.

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