disabled of boston protest transport price hikes

Disabled MBTA riders to protest fare hike

By Associated Press  |   Monday, July 2, 2012 

Wheelchair users and other disabled people staged what they called a “memorial” at the Statehouse today for the loss of affordable transit service. Fares for The Ride, the Boston-area transit system’s door-to-door service for people with disabilities, doubled on Sunday from $2 to $4.

 Other fares increased an average 23 percent under the T’s first fare hike in five years.

Meanwhile, state Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey said the first commuting day under the higher fare structure went smoothly, with no major problems reported.


The MBTA says a “glitch” with the T’s corporate pass program, which caused problems for some riders trying to transfer from commuter rail to buses or subways, appeared unrelated to the fare hike

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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