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Students Rally At MassDOT for Better MBTA Funding Plan
Steve Annear, Boston Daily – April 3, 2013

Swarms of student activists, some dressed as superheroes, took their protest straight to elected officials.

Protesters say MBTA isn’t listening to riders
Josh Brogadir, NECN – April 4, 2012

Protesters have long said the MBTA leadership is not listening to the riders, that even with a scaled back plan, it places too large of a burden on the most vulnerable.

Dozens Camp Out At State House In Protest of MBTA Fare Hikes
Jim Armstrong, WBZ-TV – April 3, 2012

The 24 hour vigil currently underway on the steps of the State House is being maintained by several different groups… But the night shift belongs to the kids.

MBTA Rider: ‘We can’t afford the (fare) increases’
NECN – April 3, 2012

A round-the-clock vigil at the Massachusetts State House had MBTA riders expressing their anger over the price hikes for the T.

Somerville Youth Join Rally in Boston Against MBTA Fare Increases
Teen Empowerment, Somerville Patch – April 1, 2012

700 teens march in support of an affordable MBTA system.

Hundreds of Students Protest Proposed MBTA Fare Hikes
CBS – March 29, 2012

Hundreds of students from Boston and surrounding communities took to the streets to protest the MBTA’s proposed fare increases.

Protesting MBTA fare hikes
Peter Howe, NECN – March 29, 2012

Hundreds swarm Boston Common and State House as a 23 percent fare hike looms July 1

Students Call for More Affordable MBTA Fares
Chris Lovett, Boston Neighborhood Network News – June 10, 2011

High school students from around Boston call for a new monthly pass, allowing discount rides on the MBTA during all service hours.

Youth groups urge MBTA to launch a Youth Pass program
Steve Annear, Boston Metro – June 13, 2011

A collaboration of city youth groups is urging the MBTA to launch a Youth Pass program that offers $10 unrestricted monthly fares for anyone between the ages of 12 and 21.

Pases para especiales para estudiantes.
WUNI News – June 10, 2011

Boston, organizaciones jóvenes en el MBTA proponen a las autoridades del transporte de Boston la incorporación de pase especial para adolescentes. La propuesta establece un boleto mensual para los jóvenes de entre 12 y 21 años a un costo de 10 dólares.

MBTA researches youth T pass, extends student pass
Yawu Miller, Bay State Banner – September 24, 2009

Outgoing Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. has agreed to research the feasibility of creating a youth pass, which would allow riders between the ages of 12 and 21 to ride the MBTA for a reduced fare.

T extends hours of student passes
Noah Bierman, Boston Globe – September 9, 2009

The MBTA, at the urging of student activists, has extended the hours when junior high and high school students can use their discount passes on trains and buses — to 11 p.m. on weekdays.

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