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MBTA Pass Deadline Today

The deadline for purchasing subsidized MBTA passes is today. The passes are available to all MIT students who do not purchase MIT parking permits. In previous terms, the passes were only available to individuals living off-campus.

The price of the passes is not increasing, although the MBTA is increasing subway and bus fares in November. The prices are $7.50 per month for a bus pass, $13.50 per month for a subway pass, and $23 for a combination pass. All these prices include a subsidy of at least half off the current prices. The subsidies will represent an even larger proportion of the MBTA’s prices after the rate increase.

The subsidies are only available for the entire term. After the first month, the cost of the pass is billed automatically to the student’s bursar’s account.

The change in subsidies came after the MBTA Board of Directors recently voted to increase subway fares to one dollar and bus fares to 75 cents.

-- Brett Altschul