MBTA says citations for fare evaders on decline
MBTA pilot program to boost new commuter line
Two new Fairmount stations open next week
June 27, 2013
By Brianna Macgregor, Dorchester Reporter
As extensive renovations to the Fairmount Line near completion, two new stations on the commuter rail corridor will open next Monday, July 1. Newmarket Station, located north of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and adjacent to the South Bay Center, and Four Corners/Geneva Station, situated between Washington Street and Geneva Avenue, are both poised to offer expanded transportation options to Dorchester residents.
Student Activists Rally Against Potential MBTA Fare Increases
April 3, 2013
By Steve Annear, Boston Magazine
Groups of Boston students fed up with fare increases and talks of possible cuts to MBTA bus and train service stormed the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s headquarters on Wednesday, asking officials to implement an affordable plan for young riders, while at the same time maintaining critical services for all passengers.
Mass. groups seek new revenue for public transit
Payroll tax pitched to pay transit debt
November 27, 2012
By Christine Lee, 22 News
A new payroll tax is being proposed to offset the state’s huge transportation debt. The Green Justice Coalition, a group of labor unions and civic leaders, say taxes and other solutions are needed to resolve the state’s transit problems.
Burdens on transit riders are too heavy already
Massive Tax Day Rally Envelops Financial District
April 17, 2012
By Andrew Jeromski, Beacon Hill Patch
A massive group of protesters took to the streets in Boston’s Financial District late yesterday afternoon to demand major corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans pay their fare share of federal and state income taxes.