Stop the cuts! Stop the hikes!

Updated March 2012

WTF = What's the fare?!

The MBTA has released two drastic proposals to raise fares and cut service to fill a $161 million budget gap. Both plans will decimate our public transit system and throw our communities into crisis—especially devastating young people, seniors and lower-income riders.

Although the proposal has passed, MBTA fare hikes and service cuts won't start until July 1. There's still time to show Governor Patrick, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and MassDOT that these changes are unacceptable and demand a moratorium to fare increases and service cuts in Massachusetts.

What can we do to stop this?

Thank you for your support!

See ACE members speaking on the effects of fare hikes and service cuts at our January 23 rally. Video by @taliawhyte.

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Take action!

We only have till March before service cuts and fare increase recommendations are given to the MBTA board for their April vote (the T is required by law to have a balanced budget by each April). Changes will be implemented in July 2012.

See photos from our actions and events!

Thank you to everyone who has been part of these actions and events!

Deutsche Bank Action and Take Back Boston (April 17, 2012)

MBTA Board Vote (April 4, 2012)

YAC 24-hour Vigil at the State House (April 3-4, 2012)

YAC March for Opportuni(T) (March 29, 2012)

The Fast Five People's Board (March 27, 2012)

REEP Fast Five Action (March 21, 2012)

The Fast Five superheroes emerge! (February 28, 2012)

March to fund youth jobs and transportation (February 23, 2012)

Have a Heart Action at the State House (February 14, 2012)

YAC rally and Public Hearing in Copley Square (February 13, 2012)

YAC launch at ACE (February 4, 2012)

Campaign co-sponsors

The following groups have co-sponsored at least one campaign event:

Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)
Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY)
Beantown Society
Bikes Not Bombs (BNB)
Books of Hope
Boston Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)
Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP)
Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) Youth
Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI)
The City School
Coalition to Fund Our Communities / Reduce Military Spending 25%
Community Corridor Planning
Dorchester People for Peace
El Movimiento
Fenway Community Development Corporation
The Food Project
Green-Rainbow Party
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition (GFCAC)
Green Dorchester
Groundwork Somerville
Groundwork Somerville Green Team
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)
Livable Streets Alliance
Madison Park Development Corporation
Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC)
Mass Senior Action Council (MASC)
MataHari: Eye of the Day
Occupy Boston
Occupy Somerville
On the Move (OTM) Greater Boston Transportation Justice Coalition
Project HIP-HOP
Right to the City – Boston
Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP) of ACE
Save Our Somerville (SOS)
SEIU 615
Sierra Club, Massachusetts Chapter
Somerville Community Corporation
Students Against T Cuts
T Riders Union (TRU) of ACE
Teen Empowerment
Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Washington Street Corridor Coalition
Youth Affordability Coalition (YAC)
Youth Involvement Sub-committee of Cambridge City Council (YIS)
Youth Way on the MBTA