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MBTA riders need a low-income fare, not a new fee
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Opinion
MBTA riders need a low-income fare, not a new fee
We need a low-income transit fare in Boston. However, new proposed changes to fare collection would lead us in the opposite direction — away from greater equity and towards a less accessible transportation system, harming the very riders that need it most.
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Wu pushes for more fare-free bus lines
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Local News
Wu pushes for more fare-free bus lines
In her first full day in office, newly elected Mayor Michelle Wu requested the City Council appropriate $8 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to eliminate fares on three bus lines for a two-year period.
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Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
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Politics
Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
A new poll shows at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George leading in the mayoral race with support from 22% of likely voters, inching ahead of at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who had support from 18% and acting Mayor Kim Janey, who had support from 16%.
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Activists push for a regional approach to rail
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Local News
Activists push for a regional approach to rail
Regional rail has changed drastically over the last year, but its fares have not. Transit Matters, a Boston-based public transit advocacy group, introduced a Regional Rail Transformation Vision in 2019 that creates an opportunity for lower fares.
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