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MBTA riders and workers applaud Governor Healey’s call for permanent funding for a low-income fare

Reduced T costs will bring affordability and equity to thousands of Massachusetts residents 

BOSTON – The Public Transit Public Good coalition issued the following statement in support of Governor Maura Healey’s commitment to funding a low-income MBTA fare in the FY25 budget: 

“Governor Healey’s bold commitment to funding a low-income fare program will transform the lives of tens of thousands of people who count on the MBTA to live their lives with freedom and ease – to get to work, to medical appointments, and to take their children to school. No one should have to sacrifice food or medications to afford MBTA fares, and the Governor’s vision will bring real financial relief to more than 60,000 citizens across our state. 

“For more than three years, MBTA riders and workers have united to demand a low-income fare. We have rallied, marched, and called on our elected leaders – and now our vision of an equitable and affordable MBTA is within reach. We’re thankful for Governor Healey’s leadership and we look forward to the MBTA Board meeting next week, where we will continue to call for transit justice and affordability for all MBTA riders.” 

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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 publictransitpublicgood.org to learn more.

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