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Cash-strapped T warns of fare increases, service cuts by July

With the MBTA’s financial woes mounting, state transportation officials said yesterday that they expect to approve a fare increase in the spring that would take effect July 1.

Subway, bus, and commuter rail fares last rose Jan. 1, 2007. The 5 1/2 years between increases - despite unrelenting budget pressure - would mean the coming hike may be steep and possibly bundled with service cuts.

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