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FY2015 MBTA Fare Change Proposal - Staff Recommendation

The MBTA proposes to increase fares by 5% on July 1, 2014, as part of the effort to balance the Authority’s FY15 budget.

The fare increase is projected to raise MBTA fare revenue by approximately 4% ($20 to 24m in new fare revenue) and result in less than a 1% reduction in ridership (2.8m to 3.8m trips). The fare increase is consistent with the needs expressed in Governor Patrick’s Way Forward Plan issued in January 2013 and with the Transportation Finance legislation enacted in July 2013.

Below please find materials about the fare proposal and the public review process scheduled for April 2014. Also available here is background information on the MBTA and peer transit agencies as well as the MBTA’s Title VI Civil Rights Program proposed Disparate Impact/Disproportionate Burden policy.

FY 2015 Fare Proposal Documents  

FY 2015 Proposal Summary  PDF  Word
Informational Brochure - English  PDF  Word
Informational Brochure - Cape Verdean  PDF  
Informational Brochure - Chinese  PDF  
Informational Brochure - Haitian Creole  PDF  
Informational Brochure - Portuguese  PDF  
Informational Brochure - Spanish  PDF  
Informational Brochure - Vietnamese  PDF  
FY15 MBTA Fare Proposal Audio Recording - English  HTML  
MBTA FY15 Fare Overview Presentation to Finance and Audit Committee, March 25, 2014  PDF  
CTPS Impact Analysis of Potential MBTA Fare Changes in SFY 2015  PDF  

Back-up Information on the MBTA and Transit Finance

Spreadsheet of Fare Comparisons Among MBTA Peer Transit Agencies Excel  
Section 11 Report to Legislature on MBTA Non-Fare Revenue Initiatives PDF  
Presentation on MBTA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request, 3/25/2014 Meeting of the MassDOT/MBTA Finance & Audit Committee PDF Word
2013 Transportation Finance Legislation - MGL, Chapter 46 HTML  
2013 Way Forward Plan for 21st Century Transportation HTML  

Title VI Program

Disparate Impact/Disproportionate Burden Policy Draft PDF   Word   

Public Meetings and Hearings

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lynn City Council Chambers, 3 City Hall Square, Room 408, Lynn, MA
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Roxbury Community College, Student Center Cafeteria, 1350 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA
Monday, April 28, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Middlesex Community College, Lowell Campus, Federal Building - Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852  
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Newton City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Framingham Town Hall, Memorial Building - Blumer Room, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01701
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Medford City Hall, Alden Memorial Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Attleboro High School Auditorium, 100 Rathburn Willard Drive, Attleboro, MA


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