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Disabled fear T’s plans for changes in The Ride

By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / March 6, 2012
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Penny Shaw, a former teacher, was left paralyzed at 58 by a rare neuromuscular condition. After five bed-ridden years, she recovered enough to venture from her nursing home in a power wheelchair and now goes out a few times a week - to see friends, attend advocacy meetings, and visit her local - using The Ride, the MBTA’s service for the disabled. But changes proposed as part of the T’s plan to close a $161 million deficit would drive the $4 roundtrip cost for Shaw and others to $6 to $24.

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