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Governor Maura Healey signs a new state budget with $5M included for a low-income fare program

“Today, we celebrate a major milestone in our fight to create an affordable, accessible MBTA. Thank you to our Representatives, Senators, and the Healey Administration for passing a new state budget that includes $5 million towards a reduced fare program for low-income MBTA riders. This revenue will allow the MBTA to carry out its plan for a low-income fare program.

We must all be able to go where we need to without worrying about how to afford rent, food, or other necessities. With this budget, our elected officials have shown they are committed to ensuring the MBTA is affordable and accessible for all riders.”

– Public Transit Public Good Coalition


About Public Transit Public Good Coalition: 

Public Transit Public Good is a partnership of transit workers and riders throughout Massachusetts fighting for the future of public transit. Community Labor United convenes PTPG. Visit to learn more.

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