T vote yields fare hike

By Nora Devin

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) voted unanimously last week to increase the fare for public transportation throughout the city.

Under the new changes, in January the T will now cost $1.70, up from $1.25, and bus fares will rise from $.90 to $1.25. Riders who opt to pay in cash rather than with the new “Charlie Card” and “Charlie Ticket” systems will be hit harder, to the tune of $2 to ride the T and $1.50 to ride the bus.

For some riders, like freshman undecided major Cassidy Carlson, the hike isn’t good news.

“It’s such a high jump – almost $2,” she said. “Plus, it’s such an awkward amount

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