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Senator Spilka Announces New Fare Collection Partnership Between MBTA and MWRTA

October 27, 2010
Senator Spilka with Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan and MBTA GM Richard Davey

Senator Spilka with Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan and MBTA GM Richard Davey

Senator Spilka joined state and local officials at the Woodland Green Line T stop in Newton today to announce that the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is the first of 12 regional transit authorities in the state to have a fare collection system that is compatible with the MBTA.  Riders who use a MetroWest Regional Transit Authority bus to connect with the Green Line can now use a single MBTA Charlie Card to pay for both the MWRTA and the MBTA.

“I am so excited to be here to announce this partnership for fare collection between the MBTA’s Charlie Card and our own MWRTA!” stated Senator Spilka, who wrote the legislation that created the MWRTA.   “This will increase access to public transportation and provide seamless connections, helping customers and improving service.”

MWRTA buses serve 11 routes in Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough and Wayland.

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