- Associated Press - Saturday, January 9, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Boston’s transit agency and two of its contractors are closing in on a settlement with riders who say they were wrongly ticketed for unpaid parking fees at rail stations.

The Boston Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1ZT2HBk ) all owners of vehicles that were ticketed on or before July 6 for unpaid fees at the MBTA’s stations that used honor boxes will be eligible for benefits.

Court documents indicate most plaintiffs will have certain tickets forgiven instead of a direct payout from the MBTA. It’s unclear how many people can join the settlement and how much it will cost the agency.

It’s subject to final approval from a judge at a hearing in March.

An MBTA spokesman says the agreement was reached on Sept. 30.

The Globe couldn’t reach the lawyer for the named plaintiffs.


Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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