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My Interview with BNN News
by Rafael Mares

Earlier this month I was pleased to join Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) to discuss the MBTA’s proposed fare hikes and service cuts. See below for a copy of that interview.  

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T4MA Speaks Out on MBTA’s False Choice Between Fare Hikes and Service Cuts
by Karen Wood

As the public hearings on the MBTA’s proposals for fare hikes and service cuts continue across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey is telling the media that he’s hearing that  T riders would rather pay more than have their service cut. Speaking on behalf of Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA), CLF staff attorney Rafael Mares…

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The T Needs More Than Fare Increases
by Rafael Mares

The announcement of a fare increase is never welcome news for transportation users, and Tuesday’s bombshell from the MBTA that it is proposing a hike of between 35% and 43% across the board come July, accompanied by drastic service cuts, made it a very unhappy New Year around the Commonwealth. CLF, along with our fellow…

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Bike Sharing Came To Boston, And We Are The Better For It
by Seth Kaplan

Yesterday November 30, 2011 was the last day of operation for the Hubway until March of 2012. that sad occasion spurs me to reflect on what a great thing it is that bike sharing, bike lanes and a general shift in our transportation culture has come to Boston.

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Cleaning up Boston Harbor and smart waterfront development – to build a thriving New England
by Seth Kaplan

At the ceremony marking the completion of the Stormwater Storage Tunnel under South Boston Mayor Menino of Boston connected a couple of important dots and made a powerful case for how environmental protection and economic development and prosperity are allied efforts that support each other – not competing values where one must lose for the other to win.