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Free Bus Rides, Gas Tax Hike Highlight "New Deal"

Warning that the region's notorious traffic congestion is already returning after a pandemic-era lull, Transportation Committee Co-chair Sen. Joseph Boncore filed omnibus legislation aimed at pushing more commuters onto public transit and extracting more revenue from the gas tax. [Chris Van Buskirk/SHNS/File 2019]

A three-step, 12-cent gas tax increase, fare-free MBTA and regional transit authority buses, new surcharges on parking space rentals and purchases, higher ride-hailing fees and more all featured in a new overhaul bill proposed by the Massachusetts Senate's point person on transportation.

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