Alert: 2013 Fare Hike is HERE. Get ready to fight back!
Together in 2012, we called on State House leaders to fix the MBTA funding crisis and Big Dig Debt. As a result of our work and the work of our partners, the fare hike was drastically reduced, the Governor stepped up with over $60 million in one-time funding, and the Legislature committed to work on transportation funding in the 2013 session.
The Youth Way on the MBTA campaign formed YAC in January 2012 in response to the MBTA’s proposal to raise fares and cut service. With 20 participating groups, YAC got the word out to thousands of youth, testified at 11 public hearings, held 15 creative actions, led the “March for Opportuni(T)” with over 700 youth, and joined with riders and seniors to hold the “Opportuni(T)/Mobili(T) 24-hour Vigil.”
Youth Way on the MBTA is a campaign for youth transit justice, launched in June 2007. We have a right to public transit we can afford, quality service, safety and respect on the MBTA.
A new Youth Pass for youth ages 12-21 that costs $10 a month, has no restrictions, and is available in stations.
More frequent buses, including double service on key routes during the peak times for youth riders.
Respect from transit police.
Release of the Youth Pass Report!
In June 2011, Youth Way on the MBTA released our report based on three years of youth-led research and advocacy. “Opportuni(T): Youth riders, the affordability crisis, and the Youth Pass solution” is available here!