MBTA Budgeting Process Reply

As part of its budgeting process, the MBTA is trying to make up for a long-term shortfall in revenue.

Time Frame

  • Phased in over FY 2012-2013

Status

  • (3/28/12) Announced rise in fares and cuts in services.
  • (2/28/12) Public meeting on fares and services.

Monitor

  • Amount of service cuts and fare increases for T riders.
  • Amount of service cuts and fare increases for commuter rail riders.
  • Amount of toll increase for drivers.
  • Effect on existing Somerville service.
  • Effect on Assembly Square T-Stop and Green Line Extension

Risks

  • Inadequate financial support by state government.
  • Service cuts and far increase for T riders, but no increase for commuter rail riders or tollway drivers. Environmental justice issue.

Mitigation

  • Attend meeting and ask for parallel increases in commuter rail fares and tolls and parallel cuts in service.

Background

History

  • Phased in over the rest of FY 2009.
  • Public workshops leading up to hearing in October 2009.

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