MBTA fares increased by 5 percent on July 1, 2014. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro MBTA fares increased by 5 percent on July 1, 2014. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

With Labor Day around the corner and vacations trickling to a close, the MBTA is urging commuters heading back to school and work to plan ahead and buy September's monthly T passes before crowds get out of hand.

MassDOT said T ridership has been growing for several months, and that they want to help ensure that customers have a smooth and stress-free commute on the transit system next week.

 

"Please don’t wait until the last minute to get your monthly MBTA pass for September," the agency said in an emailed statement. "Avoid long lines on the morning of [Sept. 2]by purchasing your September monthly pass todayat a Fare Vending Machine at any MBTA subway station."

MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said there have been some "lengthy waits" in the past.

"That’s why we are strongly recommending that customers try to get their passes before the morning of Sept. 2, when heavy volume is expected," said Pesaturo.

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