No Such Thing as a Free Ride

Representatives from Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation to correct false claims by State Representative Steve Howitt that T workers and Retirees get “free rides” on the MBTA. Vice President Jim O’Brien, Delegate Larry Kelly, Recording Secretary John Clancy and Legislaive Agent Richard Guiney explained that the T pass …

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MBTA Workers Could Lose Free Rides

BOSTON — Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority employees could be paying to ride the buses and subway cars under a proposal being considering by state lawmakers. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation heard testimony on a bill Thursday that would prohibit

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Ax eyed for free T rides; Strapped agency looks to cut perk

By Chris Cassidy Free-riding retirees of the cash-strapped MBTA took more than 130,000 trips on Bay State public transportation last year — a precious perk that lawmakers will consider abolishing this morning at a State House hearing.

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