Fares

How the new MTA fare system will make your turnstile experience smoother

Public transportation can come with a slew of frustrations, like when you see your train pulling into the station but the turnstile reads “insufficient fare,” or when you’re stuck behind someone swiping their MetroCard over and over to no avail. These hiccups may soon be part of...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

SEPTA announces fares hikes on trains, buses

It will cost more to ride the buses and rails.SEPTA has announced proposed farehikes to take effect July 1.The agency called the increases "modest," and said they would span "across all modes of travel and methods of payment."Single-ride tickets will increase from $2.25 to $2.50, while tokens and...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:49am

MTA mulls 4 percent fare, toll hike next year

Swiping a MetroCard at a subway turnstile could cost an extra 25 cents in March, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday.The MTA’s finance chairman has suggested a 4 percent increase in fares and tolls and board members are expected to vote on the proposed hikes in January...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:21pm

MTA budget aims to limit fare, toll increases

The MTA released its four-year financial plan and preliminary 2017 budget on Wednesday that will modernize the subway system, while trying to minimize fare increases.In addition to an all-agencyfare increase, the budget also includes a proposal for an additional $1 billion over four years through a...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:33pm

Over protesters' chants, MBTA approves fare hike

As protesters chanted in the hearing room, the MBTA’s board voted Monday to approve an increase in the cost of fares by an average of 9.3 percent system-wide.The cost of a subway ride with a CharlieCard will jump about 7.1 percent from $2.10 to $2.25, according to the new policy.The cost of a...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 2:39am

Time has come for MBTA fare hike vote

It’s finally time for the MBTA’s board to vote on raising fares for thousands of commuters.On Monday, the five-member panel appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to oversee the T’s finances and management are slated to decide whether, and by how much, to jack up the cost of trips on its rail and road...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 3:30pm

UPDATE: SEPTA cops launch internal affairs investigation after fare dodging arrest

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:58pm