MBTA is urged to shield bus riders, seniors, students from fare hikes

Adam Vaccaro | Boston Globe

Bus riders, senior citizens, and students may yet see a reprieve from the MBTA fare hike, after members of the transit system’s board of directors asked it to consider keeping rates stable for those riders.

Monday’s discussion about the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s proposed 6.3 percent fare increase also sparked sharp words from one director, Brian Lang, who said the state must consider other sources of revenue to invest in the T rather than repeatedly raising rates.