Category: Gas Tax

Legislators step onto the T for a taste of riders’ experience

State Representative Marjorie Decker took the Red Line to work. Photo: STEVE ANNEAR/GLOBE STAFF

Boston Globe | By Steve Annear | March 19, 2015 It had been more than a year since State Representative Marjorie Decker took the Red Line to work, but as she boarded a crowded train at Harvard Square before 9 a.m. Thursday, it all came back to her. “It’s like riding a bike,” she said. …

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Vote NO on Question 1

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This November, you and your family should vote NO on Question 1 because this ballot measure would eliminate a key part of the funding that has been set aside by the state Constitution to pay for transportation projects across the state. It would jeopardize $1 billion in transportation improvements over the next decade – putting our …

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Menino urges new revenue for MBTA

By Eric Moskowitz | Boston Globe | January 31, 2012 Mayor Thomas M. Menino urged the state to avoid steep MBTA fare increases and service cuts, calling in a letter received yesterday by top state leaders for a gas tax or other increased levy to aid the T.

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Local Leaders React to MBTA’s Proposed Cuts, Favor Upping Gas Tax

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By Jarret Bencks | Somerville Patch | January 20, 2012 While the MBTA has ideas to solve its funding crisis, the state legislature is likely to come up with its own. The MBTA Caucus of the state’s legislature—state representatives whose communities are served by

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