Here’s how you can ride the T for free – Boston 25 News
BOSTON – T-runners can put their CharlieCard away for now. That is if they take Route 28. The pilot program has been running for two months on one of the busiest roads in T.
“The buses are packed every day,” said Dexter Holliday, the straphanger.
Route 28 carried around 12,000 daily cyclists before the pandemic and continues to have a constant flow of cyclists.
More than two-thirds of Highway 28 users are classified as low income, according to MBTA’s most recent system-wide survey. Free tariffs will reduce the financial burden on users at a time when economic vulnerability reaches historic levels.
“It’s the best thing that can happen to the neighborhood,” Holliday said. “To be honest with you, there should have been more buses than 28, but I’m not complaining. Rather than having people get on the bus with no money asking for a ride, the ride is free. “
“I take the bus every day, every morning,” said straphanger Jean Philipp Compas. “$ 22 in my account is something. When I buy Haitian food for $ 14, I’ll buy two plates for $ 20, that’s better. I am saving something. It is very good for us. “
Since no one takes tickets, passengers not only save money, but they also save time, as journeys are now expedited via Mattapan Roxbury and Dorchester.
“And it’s less traffic because some people rather than driving take the 28,” Holliday said. “It doesn’t make sense because you have to pay for parking wherever you go anyway, so why not just take the free bus for now. I don’t know where the money is coming from, but it must be somewhere where someone has the money.
The city of Boston says it is paying for this pilot program, but it has an end date. The free tour will end on November 29.
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