MBTA Advisory Board Offers New Plan That Reduces Fare Hikes to 25 Percent

Instead of asking the very angry public to foot the bill, the new proposal would reduce the fare hikes to 25 percent while asking state agencies, public attractions, universities, and major nonprofits to chip in. It also proposes a wage freeze for MBTA employees. “This doesn’t fix the T, but we want to respond to everything that our members have heard about the needs of the system and how important it is to not have service cuts,” said advisory board executive director Paul Regan. “If people go after these ideas with some enthusiasm and some vigor, we can get through fiscal 2013 without a major service cut.” [Boston.com]