Thursday, March 14, 2019

"69 percent of the weekend pass sales are in zones 6 through 8"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"A possible silver lining to the commuter train fare hikes approved this week is that travelers will continue paying $10 for unlimited weekend trips, as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has made the $10 weekend commuter rail fare permanent. 
The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday approved an average 6 percent fare hike that will see the cost of Worcester riders’ tickets increasing from $11.50 to $12.25 as of July 1. The fare hikes will raise around $29 million annually, according to the MBTA. An amendment at the vote Monday puts off another fare hike for three years. 
The $10 weekend special fare was piloted last summer with the goal of increasing commuter rail ridership and revenue on the weekends, when trains have additional capacity. It offers $10 tickets for unlimited weekend travel from the first scheduled Saturday trip through the last scheduled Sunday trip and began June 3."
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MBTA gets fare hike approved for commuter rail and subway
MBTA gets fare hike approved for commuter rail and subway

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