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Archive | April, 2014

MBTA Fares to Increase by 5 Percent

MBTA FARES TO INCREASE BY 5 PERCENT The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is proposing a 5% fare increase to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority fares as part of its 2015 budget. The fare increase, if approved, would take effect on July 1. The proposal would raise local bus fares 10 cents from $1.50 to $1.60. MBTA  Full Article…

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Gas Tax Debate

Gas Tax Debate Watch Transportation Secretary Richard Davey and Rep. Geoff Diehl participate in a debate over the gas tax on WATD Radio on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. The Legislature last year raised the tax on a gallon of gas by 3 cents, to 26.5 cents-per-gallon, and tied future increases to annual inflation. Davey supports  Full Article…

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Greg Bialecki Wants to Intentionally Raise Parking Costs

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki, argued for raising the cost of parking in areas like Somerville, Cambridge and Boston last week during on conference on parking strategies. The conference, which was sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, focused on the supposed, high cost of free parking. The discussion was centered around  Full Article…

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Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs criticizes lack of debate on key budget issues

Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs, an organization committed to providing more transparency in state government as a way to spur more responsible and more pro-jobs voting, budgeting, and regulation, today criticized State Representatives who voted to block debate on critical areas of the state budget before the process has even begun.  By a 115-29 vote this  Full Article…

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