MBTA Proposed Fare Hike-Public Meetings Scheduled
If you ride the M-B-T-A, Tuesday night is your first chance to speak out about a proposed fare hike.
The agency is holding its first two of 20 public hearings in Worcester and Newton Tuesday evening.
Transit officials say they need to raise fares as much as 43-percent to help close a more than 1-hundred-60-million dollar budget gap.
The M-B-T-A could also end commuter rail service on the weekends and ferry service in Boston Harbor.
Public Meetings Schedule:
January 17, Tuesday Newton 5:30-7:30 PM Newton City Hall, War Memorial Hall 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
January 17, Tuesday Worcester 6:00-8:00 PM Public Library, Saxe Room 3 Salem Square
January 18, Wednesday Chelsea 6:00-8:00 PM Public Library, Auditorium 569 Broadway
January 19, Thursday Boston (Roxbury) 6:00-8:00 PM Roxbury Community College, Auditorium 1234 Columbus Avenue
January 23, Monday Boston 1:00-3:00 PM 4:30-6:30 PM Transportation Building, Floor 2 Conference Rooms 2, 3 10 Park Plaza
January 24, Tuesday Attleboro 4:30-8:00 PM Attleboro High School 100 Rathbun Willard Drive
January 25, Wednesday Salem 6:00-8:00 PM City Hall Annex 3rd Floor Conference Room 120 Washington St
January 31, Tuesday Boston (Mattapan) 6:00-8:00 PM Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Avenue
February 1, Wednesday Jamaica Plain 6:00-8:00 PM Hennigan Community Center, Cafeteria 200 Heath Street
February 2, Thursday Boston (Dorchester) 1:00-3:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Multi-Purpose Room 1353 Dorchester Avenue
February 6, Monday Lowell 5:00-7:00 PM City Hall Council Chambers 375 Merrimack Street
February 7, Tuesday Lynn 6:00-8:00 PM City Council Chambers 3 City Hall Square
February 8, Wednesday Boston (West End) 4:30-6:30 PM Shriners Hospital Auditorium 51 Blossom Street
February 8, Wednesday Hingham 6:00-8:00 PM Town Hall Central Meeting Room 210 Central Street
February 13, Monday Boston (South Station area) 6:00-8:00 PM Boston Public Library Boston Room 700 Boylston Street
February 14, Tuesday Framingham 6:00-8:00 PM Town Hall 150 Concord Street
February 15, Wednesday Quincy 6:00-8:00 PM Thomas Crane Public Library Community Room 40 Washington Street
February 16, Thursday Malden 6:00-8:00 PM City Council Chambers 200 Pleasant Street
February 28, Tuesday Somerville 6:00-8:00 PM High School Auditorium 81 Highland Avenue
February 29, Wednesday Cambridge 6:00-8:00 PM Citywide Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Avenue
March 1, Thursday Waltham 6:00-8:00 PM Government Center Auditorium 119 School Street
March 6, Tuesday Brockton 6:00-8:00 PM Massasoit Community College, Liberal Arts Building, Lecture Hall LA 560 1 Massasoit Boulevard