aline1969 wrote:As one knows the 57 was the A green line and this is mostly Brighton's route (boston) I disagree with making the 501/503 a higher fare that would no longer accept the combo pass. This brighton corridor since former A, any bus should be covered with combo passes...my feelingsMy thoughts exactly. I ride the 504 or 502 buses which is the same thing, however, from Watertown Square and Newton Corner. I fail to see how the new $3+ fare is justifiable when you will have everyone paying only $1.70 on the south side of Newton for the D-Line which is just about as fast for getting into the city. My pass price will go from the $71 combo pass to the $89 inner express bus pass which I not happy about whatsoever.
If there was a subway in my area, I would be paying $20 less for the new OnePass. Not cool in my opinion, and I made this known during the fare increase information meeting I went to. Actually, I ended up quoted in two newspapers after a couple reports interviewed me after the info meeting. Mind you, I was not going ballistic like a lady that was complaining about the T not being "world class" or something to the sort so how could they charge accordingly, but I think I asked some question about the express bus fare increase that they (MBTA reps) did not want to have to answer.
I was told that the express bus was a "premium service and the new pricing will better reflect that." After inquiring what the economy service was (knowing all along what the answer would be), I was kindly informed that the 57 bus serves Kenmore square. Yeah, right... ~50 minutes end to end during rush hour for a five mile trip? C'mon.