Join City Councilor Michelle Wu and members of LivableStreets Alliance and TransitMatters to brainstorm and organize for MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Equity—all of Boston should have access to Zone 1A fares!
Under the current pricing, it's cheaper for a Hyde Park commuter to get to Providence (8 stops, 53 minutes, $6.00) than to get on at the same stop and go to Ruggles (2 stops, 9 minutes, $6.25) or South Station. It costs Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury residents $4 more one way to get downtown than it does for residents in Somerville, Medford, Malden, and Chelsea. Commuters trying to get from Roslindale to the Orange Line must pay $6.25 to go just over a mile from Roslindale Village to Forest Hills, then an additional subway fare. These fare inequities not only segregate our city, but also undermine an important alternative that could relieve already overcrowded subway cars and buses.
Your ideas and energy as advocates prepare to ramp up efforts for fare equity! Bring a friend!