Protesters outraged about the fare increases coming down the tracks are camping out on the State House steps.

 

Calling their mini-occupation "Camp Charlie," members of Occupy the MBTA, an off-shoot of Occupy Boston, announced they will be sleeping at Beacon Hill, calling on the state Legislature to intervene and stop fare hikes and service cuts to public transportation.

 

The occupation is in direct response to the MassDOT Board of Director's vote Wednesday to charge riders more to ride the T while cutting back on buses and Commuter Rail trains.

 

The group said the 10-day camp-out will give riders a platform for debate, conversation, and outreach.

 

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