Riders gird for cuts by MBTA
Erasing budget deficit means higher fares too
The MBTA’s service cuts and higher fares, which go into effect July 1, will have riders south of Boston reaching deeper into their pockets and adjusting their travel plans. Weekend service will end on the ferry boats from Quincy and on the Greenbush and Kingston/Plymouth commuter rail lines, while the cost of riding the boats from Hingham will jump dramatically. But public officials and transportation advocates from the region say they are relieved the T’s actions were not worse.