Starts & Stops
MBTA commuter rail riders rankled by surprise surcharge
In this week’s Starts & Stops: The latest on the hidden fare increase coming for all commuter rail riders who buy tickets on board, an issue generating reader feedback and legislative attention. In place of the rarely imposed $1 or $2 fee the T has long had on the books for tickets sold on board, the MBTA will soon charge $3 for anyone paying on the train, though most stations lack ticket-vending options. Also in Starts: A question about Turnpike construction answered, and token use comes to an end.