Just a reminder before you head to the T Tuesday morning: Prices are headed up.
You’ll pay 10 cents more per bus and subway ride, at $1.60 and $2.10 respectively, with a CharlieCard. Bus rides will go from $2 to $2.10 and subway rides from $2.50 to $2.65 if you don’t have a CharlieCard (for whatever reason).
And if you’re a monthly LinkPass type of rider, giving you unlimited bus and subway access, you can expect to pay $5 more per month from July onward, at $75. If you opt for just a bus pass, you’ll pay $50—marking a $2 increase.
The hits keep on a’coming, and include a hike of between 10 and 50 cents for commuter rail trips as well, with monthly commuter rail passes set to increase by as much as $17. Plenty of other services are also seeing small increases.
The T estimates it will take in $20 million to $24 million in new revenues as a result. The increase comes two years after it raised fares 23 percent. This year’s increases, all together, work out to about a 4 percent jack.
Here’s the full pricing rundown from the MBTA’s website. And try to enjoy your commute—at least there’s a long weekend coming up.Adam can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamtvaccaro.