Report: MBTA Needs More Riders, Fewer Fare Hikes

Piazza, Johanna
November 2003
Bond Buyer;11/18/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31764, p28
Trade Publication
Reports on the need for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to develop a long-term strategy for increasing ridership to avoid consistent cycle of fare increases. Increase in fare; Management if anticipated operating expenses and debt service requirements; Impact of increase borrowing and decrease in ridership on fare hikes.


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