October 28, 2013
The paratransit program, which cost $15 million to run in 2000, now costs $50 million — a 233% increase.
September 16, 2013
The decision was preceded by an hour of heart-wrenching testimony from parents of disabled children, advocates from local nonprofits and low-income senior citizens dependent on the paratransit service.
May 24, 2013
Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget of approximately $1.3 billion, an increase of less than 3% compared to FY 2013. Budget is projected to have a $38 million shortfall. Deferred votes on its operating and capital budgets, due to uncertainties in state funding levels.
February 28, 2013
The need for additional revenue, which had been assumed in MTA budget forecasts beginning in 2009, was confirmed in July 2012. The MTA announced specific fare and toll increase proposals last October.
February 25, 2013
The proposal would increase the cost per ride from $1.60 to $2, which would increase the price of a five-ride ticket from $8 to $10.
December 21, 2012
The city’s fare policy change will require people with mobility devices and the visually impaired, who have a card from the Canadian National Institute of the Blind, to pay full fare on city transit buses. Right now, cardholders can ride them for free.
November 6, 2012
Effective January 1, Everett Transit will increase its fares by 25 cents for most riders. City raised fares to offset rising fuel prices and expects to generate $400,000 to $480,000 in extra revenue next year.
October 25, 2012
Said that increasing fares would be unreasonable, since they believe buses are poorly maintained and often run late. Officials say the agency needs to raise fares about 25% every four years to help cover operating costs.
June 25, 2012
Down from $370.2 million total expenses in Fiscal Year 2012. Includes a fare increase set for July 1 and a 35% service reduction scheduled for Sept. 2.
March 28, 2012
The plan, which will be presented for approval to the board of directors of the MBTA, also includes $61 million in one-time revenues that must be approved by the state Legislature to help close the agency’s $159 million deficit.
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