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Local officials push for gas tax instead of T service cuts

Somerville Patch: “Local Leaders React to MBTA’s Proposed Cuts, Favor Upping Gas Tax”
“Even the relatively big increases being proposed will not provide more than a one- or two-year fix,” Jehlen said in an email to Patch Wednesday. “I, along with some of my colleagues, have been advocating for an increase in the gas tax as a reasonable and sustainable way to ensure financial solvency for the T. It is past time that we seriously address these long term funding issues. I will continue to advocate for an increase in the gas tax and more dedicated revenue to the T.”
Somerville Journal: “Sciortino: We can do better than current MBTA proposal”
“Placing the burden entirely on the backs of T customers ignores the reality that our entire transportation system is woefully underfunded, and demands a statewide comprehensive solution that must include new revenues.”

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