The No 500 bus — which runs from downtown Boston to Riverside — is one of four bus routes the MBTA plans to eliminate starting in July.  Weekend service on the Needham commuter rail will also be ending.

MTBA fares in general will be going up by an average of 23 percent but many of the other service cuts that were originally being debated are not happening, Boston.com reports.

Subway riders using a CharlieCard would pay $2 instead of $1.70. Bus riders using CharlieCards would pay $1.50 instead of $1.25, a 20 percent hike.

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