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Boston’s subway, bus fares compared to other cities

Facing a $161 million deficit for the coming year, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority unveiled a pair of proposals this week to cut costs and raise money by hiking fares and eliminating some service.

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While saying they were reluctant to do either, T officials also pointed out that they had not raised fares since Jan. 1, 2007, a five-year gap in which many other transit systems raised fares and reduced service.

Here’s how the T’s existing and proposed subway and bus fares compare with those of other urban systems.

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