Here’s Your Chance to Comment on the MBTA Fare Hike

Give the MBTA a piece of your mind.

An MBTA Charlie Card

An MBTA Charlie Card by Garrett Quinn

Before the MBTA can raise fares, the agency must host public meetings to hear from the public what they think about the proposed changes. The public comment period for the most recently proposed fare hikes has begun and runs through February 12.

If you can’t make it to one of the meetings listed below, you can email, call, or write the MBTA. More information on where to write or call is available here.

If you are more of the public meeting type, here are all the dates and locations to let the MBTA know how you feel. Some of the meetings will cover the proposed Commuter Rail schedule as well, for anyone commuting outside the city. All meeting times are 6-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

  • Monday, January 25
    Breed Middle School
    90 O’Callaghan Way
  • Tuesday, January 26
    West Middle School Auditorium
    271 West St.
  • Wednesday, January 27
    Malden High School Auditorium
    77 Salem St.
  • Thursday, January 28
    Concord Town Hall
    Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
    22 Monument Square
  • Monday February 1
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Union Station
    2 Washington Square
  • Tuesday February 2
    5 to 7 p.m.
    State Transportation Building
    Floor 2, Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3
    10 Park Plaza
  • Thursday February 4
    Bigelow Middle School
    42 Vernon St.
  • Tuesday February 9
    Chelsea High School Auditorium
    299 Everett Ave.
  • Wednesday February 10
    Roxbury Community College
    Media Arts Building 1
    1234 Columbus Ave.
  • Thursday February. 11
    Weymouth High School Auditorium
    1 Wildcat Way

Commuter Rail riders can make their feelings heard on the proposed new schedules as well via comment boxes at three major stations in Boston.

  • Back Bay
    Tuesday, January 19
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • South Station
    Wednesday, January 20
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • North Station
    Thursday, January 21
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Four additional meetings focused specifically on the Commuter Rail are being held, all from 6-8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 3
    Mansfield High School Auditorium
    250 East St.
  • Wednesday, February 3
    Walnut Hill School
    12 Highland St.
  • Monday, February 8
    Coakley Middle School
    1315 Washington St.
  • Monday, February 8
    Woburn City Hall Council Room
    10 Common St.