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The Boston Globe


Use of The Ride plummets since fare increase

Wilhelmina Melrose might be disabled, but she’s no homebody.

Whether it was trips to the mall, church, or her exercise class for diabetics, she was always game to venture out, until now. With last summer’s increase in fares for The Ride, the T’s door-to-door service for seniors and people with disabilities, she can no longer afford to take more than one or two trips per week.

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