Starting Tuesday, July 1 new MBTA fares will be in place, according to information released by the state. The average fare increase is about 5%. Charlie Card users will pay $1.60 for the bus and $2.10 for the subway, compared to $2.10 and $2.65 for commuters paying cash or using a Charlie Ticket. More details on the fare increases, including the new senior and student discounts, are available on the MBTA website. The last fare increase took place in July 2012. Photo courtesy MassDOT.