LAWMAKERS TELL MBTA TO SCRAP FARE HIKE
Fifteen central Massachusetts lawmakers are asking transportation officials to scrap a proposed increase in commuter rail fares, saying it will "result in a disparate financial burden" on people in their part of the state.
The MBTA on Jan. 28 announced a proposal to raise more than $32 million in new revenues by hiking bus, subway and commuter rail fares an average 6.3 percent in July.
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