- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will hold more public meetings to get feedback from commuters about a plan to raise fares on the transit system.

Two public meetings are scheduled this week in Boston.

The first will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and the second will be held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Another meeting is set for Thursday in Newton.

The fiscal control board that oversees the financially strapped MBTA has outlined two possible fare hikes, one calling for an average system-wide increase of 6.7 percent and another of 9.8 percent.

Several meetings have already been held around the Boston area to hear from commuters.

A decision is expected after the public sessions conclude. The fare hike would take effect in July.

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