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Is an MBTA Tax on the Way?

Walsh said that the money would be for a 10-15 year program that would end once all of the upgrades were complete

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    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is suggesting a temporary MBTA tax to help pay for improvements to the infrastructure. 

    According to the Boston Herald, Walsh said that the money would be for a 10-15 year program that would end once all of the upgrades were complete. 

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    The MBTA is saying a motorman did not follow procedure when a smoke issue prompted an Orange Line train to evacuate in Boston.
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    The suggestion comes following evacuation of a train on the MBTA's Orange Line in Boston Wednesday due to a smoke issue. 

    Panicking passengers climbed out windows and tried to pry open doors. 

    He added that he thinks people would be supportive of the idea knowing it would lead to a better transit system. 

    Walsh also spoke out against privatization of the system, something Governor Charlie Baker’s administration is starting to move forward with. 

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