‘Fight the hike’: Interest groups argue over possible T fare hike

Mar 1 2016

By Adam Vaccaro, Boston.com

The group did not specifically speak about fare hikes in their remarks, instead vaguely referencing upcoming difficult decisions facing the board. Asked for an opinion on whether the T should raise fares, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eilleen McAnneny said the board should do whatever it sees fit. “The board has the objectivity and the data to make those decisions, and we stand by those decisions,’’ she said. “It appears everyone believes there should be a fare increase —’’ a statement proven false during the meeting “— and I think the real question is the amount, and we leave that up to the control board.’’
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