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Transportation needs are clear; reforms help justify funding hike

Courtesy of the Boston Globe

Almost a decade after the Big Dig’s completion, the toxic legacy of the bloated highway project still haunts the state. Debt from Central Artery-related projects gnaws away at the MBTA’s budget, forcing fare hikes and service cuts; residual public distrust over the mishandling of the project undercuts efforts to build political support for roads and bridges. It is time, though, to move on. The state is making progress at reform. Read more at