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.
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.