News about the T Riders Union
November 29, 2012
By Matt Murphy, StateHouse News Service
A new payroll tax on upper-income earners in Massachusetts would produce revenues to cover part of a gap between available funds and resources needed to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure and avoid large fare hikes, according to unions and advocates for the state’s seniors, students and disabled transit riders.
June 14, 2012
By Alex Ramirex, Dig Boston
The T Riders Union (part of Alternatives for Community & Environment), Mass. Senior Action Council, and Green Justice Coalition sponsored the assembly, along with a coalition of other groups like local Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) chapters. Ralliers then met with district reps, pushing them to support the bill and key amendments regarding fare increases and evasion penalties.
June 12, 2012
Hundreds of MBTA riders, supporters and workers will be gathering
at the Massachusetts State House to rally in favor of a proposed bill that they say would limit future fare hikes
April 5, 2012
by Richard Weir and Chris Cassidy, Herald
MBTA riders — hit with a 23 percent fare hike as of July — may have to dig even deeper next year if state legislators fail to fix the T’s funding crisis, the state’s transportation chief warned.
April 4, 2012
By Richard Weir, Boston Herald
It will cost more to ride the T after the MBTA’s board of directors today approved an average 23 percent increase in fares despite vocal protests from riders.
April 4, 2012
By Alex Ramirez, Dig
Yesterday, Occupy Boston, ACE, T Rider’s Union, MassUniting, Amalgamated Transit Union, and other organizations joined together for a National Day of Action for Transportation.