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Lawmakers Battle Over How Much To Tax Gas

July 03, 2013, 2:24 PM
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The tax on gas in Mass. is likely to go up, but lawmakers are fighting over just how much. (Steven Senne/AP)

The legislature has approved a three-cent per gallon hike in the state’s gas tax. But Governor Patrick says that’s not enough to close a massive transportation funding gap, so he’d like to raise the gas tax by up to five more cents.

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Screeeechhh! Does The Noise On The T Affect Your Hearing?

April 09, 2012, 3:46 PM
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An MBTA commuter and BU student looks into the damage being done to riders’ hearing by the loud screeching noise made by the Green Line as it turns out of Boylston Station.

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MBTA Recommends Raising Fares, Cutting Some Service

March 28, 2012, 3:06 PM
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The MBTA is recommending an average 23 percent increase in bus and subway fares and some service reductions as part of a scaled-down plan to close the transit system’s deficit.

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The Inner Belt: When Boston Said ‘No’ To New Highways

March 26, 2012, 3:46 PM
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A series of programs from the Cambridge Historical Society recalls the successful 1970s fight against the proposed transportation project known as the Inner Belt, an eight-lane superhighway through Cambridge, Brookline and Boston.

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All Quiet On The Commuter Rail

December 09, 2010, 3:50 PM
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A T train leaving Park St. station (Chris Devers/Flickr)

The MBTA’s General Manager joins us to talk about the new quiet cars, catching fare evaders, and any of your questions.

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Crosswalk Buttons Don't Do Anything! Except When They Do

May 10, 2010, 1:20 PM
This crosswalk button, at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street, triggers a walk sign. A lot of buttons in Boston don't. (Adam Ragusea/WBUR)

Ever wonder if that little button you push for a walk sign actually does anything? In Boston, the answer is sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t.


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