MBTA to Talk About Fare Proposals, Buses at Watertown Meeting

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The MBTA will discuss proposed fare increases and the Better Bus Project at a meeting in Watertown.

The following information came from the MBTA:

A series of community meetings are being held to discusstheMBTAfare proposal. A 6.3% average fare increase has been proposed, which would take effect on July 1, 2019. Comments regarding the fare proposal can also be emailed tofares@mbta.comor mailed toMBTA, Attn: Fare Proposal, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116.

The Better Bus ProjectandAutomated Fare Collection 2.0will also be discussed at a number of these meetings.

More information can be found at www.mbta.com/fareproposal. Details regarding each community meetings in which the fare increase proposal will be discussed are below:

Watertown:

Monday, March 4, (Rescheduled from February 12, due to weather), 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Watertown Police Department, Community Room, 552 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Topics: Fare proposal, Better Bus Project, AFC 2.0

Chelsea:

Tuesday, February 19, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 10 Riley Way, Chelsea, MA 02150

Topics: Fare proposal, Better Bus Project, AFC 2.0

Quincy Center:

Wednesday, February 20 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Topics: Fare proposal, Better Bus Project, AFC 2.0

Woburn:

Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Woburn-Anderson Regional Transportation Center, 100 Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801

Topics: Fare proposal

South Boston:

Monday, February 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tynan School, 650 E 4th Street, Boston, MA 02127

Topics: Fare proposal, Better Bus Project, AFC 2.0

Harvard Square:

Tuesday, February 26, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Topics: Fare proposal, Better Bus Project, AFC 2.0

Downtown Boston:

Fare Proposal Public Hearing

Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Worcester:

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Worcester Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604

Topics: Fare proposal

Downtown Boston:

Thursday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Topics: Fare proposal, Better Bus Project, AFC 2.0

Community meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited proficiency in English. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated documents, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language). For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation and/or language services, please email apoggenburg@reginavilla.com or call 617-357-5772, ext. 26.

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