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Seniors’ persistence pays off with MBTA fare rollback

It became something of a tradition at the start of every meeting of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s board of directors. A group of senior citizens would arrive to drive home the same message, again and again: They wanted a rollback of heightened fares on The Ride.

It was repetitive, relentless, and tedious — at least compared to the seniors’ other tactics, such as the day they set out to block traffic and were taken briefly to jail.

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