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MBTA chairman wants to explore university pass program

Posted on February 12, 2016

BOSTON — The chairman of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's governing board wants the agency to revisit and revise an idea proposed in 2014 to sell transit passes to local universities, The Boston Globe reports.

Under the plan, schools would provide every student with a pass, potentially making up the cost by charging for the monthly pass as part of students’ tuition and fees.

The chairman said the program could be a revenue generator for the fiscally challenged agency. An MBTA presentation from 2014 said that if three targeted schools—Tufts, Northeastern, and Harvard — participated, it could represent a boost of $11 million. For the full story, click here.

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