MBTA Seeks Input on Proposed Fare Increases


Dear Transit Riders,

We wish to keep you informed about changes related to your commute and thought you should know that the MBTA recently announced the following:

The MBTA is proposing to increase fares an average of 6.3% starting on July 1, 2019. While the MBTA continues to focus on cost controls and growing non-fare revenue, this proposed increase, which is in line with the Boston area’s rate of inflation, is necessary for the Authority to continue making system investments to improve service.”

Under this proposal, the employee cost for a BU-subsidized LinkPass, for instance, would increase $3.58/month. Further details including proposed fares for all pass types can be found on the 2019 MBTA Fare Proposal website.

The MBTA will be taking comments on this proposal via an online comment form through February 28th, 2019.

If and when any rate changes are approved, we will be sure to notify you and provide details regarding implications for your transit pass costs.