MBTA riders can once again expect to pony up more cash to ride the T.
Starting Friday, fares will go up by 9.3 percent across the board in an effort to fund capital improvements within the transit agency.
Here’s a look at the hikes on the CharlieCard:
- Single ride on the subway will rise from $2.10 to $2.25
- Single-ride busfares will rise from $1.60 to $1.70
- Weekly passes will rise from $19 to $21.25
- Monthly bus passes will rise from $50 to $55
- Monthly passes for unlimited bus and subway will rise from $75 to $84.50
- Reduced bus fare rates for students and seniors will rise from 80 cents to 85 cents
- Reduced subway fares for students and seniors will rise from $1.05 to $1.10.
- Student monthly passes will rise from $26 to $30 and senior monthly passes will rise from $29 to $30
Here are the changes on paper CharlieTickets and cash travel:
- Subway trips will rise from $2.65 to $2.75
- Bus rides will actually drop from $2.10 to $2
- Commuter rail trips vary, but Zone 1A (Boston area) trips will rise by either 50 cents or $1, depending on the specific route
A full list of specific fare changes can be found on the MBTA’s website.
Transit officials have said they expect $43 million in new revenue in 2017 from the new fares. The MBTA raised fares by an average of 5 percent in 2014, and in 2012, raised fares by 23 percent.
Riders shouldn’t anticipate another fare hike until at least Jan. 1, 2019, as state law forbids the T from raising rates more often than every two years. The most they could raise it at that time is by 10 percent.