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By Jay Wang | Agent in Sharon, MA
  • Sharon Increases Train Station Quarterly Parking Fee

    Posted Under: Traffic & Public Transportation in Sharon  |  April 9, 2012 8:40 PM  |  211 views  |  No comments
    Sharon commuters face a $35 increase for their MBTA commuter rail station quarterly parking pass starting this summer. The quarterly parking fee will be increased from $50 to $85, effective on the quarter starting July 1. Those passes will be available June 1.
  • Fare Increase and Reduced Service for MBTA

    Posted Under: Traffic & Public Transportation in Massachusetts  |  April 9, 2012 8:27 PM  |  102 views  |  No comments
    Starting July 1, a subway rider using a Charlie Card will see the fare increase from $1.70 to $2, while bus fares will increase from $1.25 to $1.50. A one-way trip on the Hingham commuter boat will increase from $6 to $8, while commuter rail fares will increase by about 29 percent. Parking fees also will go up at some locations. The fare increase systemwide averages 23 percent.

    The MBTA’s board of directors last week approved fare increases, as well as reduced service on bus, commuter rail, and ferry lines and the rapid transit Green Line, in order to close a $160 million budget gap for next fiscal year. South of Boston, cuts included elimination of weekend service on the Fore River Shipyard ferry in Quincy, the Greenbush and Kingston/Plymouth branches of the Old Colony Railroad, the Needham commuter rail line, and the 245 bus, which runs from Mattapan through Milton to Quincy Center.
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