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Posted on: May 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] MBTA Public Meeting on Fare Evasion Regulations


As a part of the Fare Transformation project, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will accept public comments regarding a proposed new regulation 703 CMR 5.00 Fare Evasion through June 10, 2022 and will hold a virtual public meeting (register here) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.


The proposed regulation is established pursuant to M.G.L. c. 159, §101, and promotes revenue collection and addresses issues related to the fraudulent or illegal evasion of fare payments on vehicles or ferries owned by or operated for the MBTA. 703 CMR 5.00 establishes a process by which violators may be issued a warning or noncriminal citation and assessed a fine proportionate to the nature of the offense.


Written comments presenting data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed regulation will be accepted until 5 PM on June 10, 2022. Written comments must be submitted by email or postal mail. Email is strongly preferred.




            Postal Mail:                            Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Attn: Ryan Ferch

Office of the General Counsel

10 Park Plaza, Room 3510

Boston, MA 02116 


A copy of proposed 703 CMR 5.00 may be downloaded online or may be requested by emailing


This meeting will be held over Zoom. If you have questions or need help registering, please email or call 617-222-3030. The meeting will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend.





For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation and/or language services, please email

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