Lawmakers ask T to shelve fare hikes during Tobin project

A bipartisan group of lawmakers want the MBTA to shelve planned fare hikes until the Tobin Bridge project is completed, arguing that the higher fares will add to traffic woes by deterring commuters from using public transit.

In a letter to the T’s fiscal control board, the lawmakers said the 6 percent fare increases, which go into effect in July, will drive more people away from taking the commuter rail and other public transportation at a time when the bridge renovations and a Route 1 construction project threaten to create a traffic nightmare around the city.

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