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Old 10-31-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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Could raising gas tax and rideshare fees help Boston’s transportation woes? Some business leaders say yes.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
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https://www.boston.com/news/local-ne...er-of-commerce
Could raising gas tax and rideshare fees help Boston’s transportation woes? Some business leaders say yes.
ehh, people arent going to stop driving or ridesharing over 15 cents. I think it gimmicky

We raise MBTA fares and it barley makes a dent. Or it does for a month or two and then people adjust. And thats not even a comfortable ride.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Yes but at least more funds will be allocated to mass transit
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:16 PM
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Yes but at least more funds will be allocated to mass transit
That would mean the funds would have to spent wisely and it would imply that we couldn't raise the funds elsewhere in a more creative way.

Its jut not much more than lip service IMO.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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Given how accustomed the taxpayers/fare payers have become to the waste, corruption and getting zilch back in return; this would be a pretty tough sell. But then again, 70% of this electorate allegedly believes that Baker is a good governor so who really knows? More revenue is probably needed in the end, but any proposal to take more from the people without an equal commitment from our leaders in reducing the waste and corruption; should be dead in the water.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Raising the gas tax unfairly penalises Western Mass residents, and all rural residents, who don't benefit from public transportation and are dependent on driving private autos for their survival.

I couldn't care less about Boston's transportation woes. We in Franklin County already pay too high a price to subsidize the extravagant lifestyle of the elite royal families of Boston.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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I couldn't care less about Boston's transportation woes. We in Franklin County already pay too high a price to subsidize the extravagant lifestyle of the elite royal families of Boston.
Ha! I’d love to see all the tax money generated in Suffolk and Middlesex counties stay in those counties. Do you really think Franklin county gives more to the rest of the state than it takes?
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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Ha! I’d love to see all the tax money generated in Suffolk and Middlesex counties stay in those counties. Do you really think Franklin county gives more to the rest of the state than it takes?
Show your data.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:59 PM
 
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Raising the gas tax unfairly penalises Western Mass residents, and all rural residents, who don't benefit from public transportation and are dependent on driving private autos for their survival.

I couldn't care less about Boston's transportation woes. We in Franklin County already pay too high a price to subsidize the extravagant lifestyle of the elite royal families of Boston.
Fine, I vote to cede everything west of Worcester to upstate New York.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:28 PM
 
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Fine, I vote to cede everything west of Worcester to upstate New York.
And as long as upstate NY and NYC are in the same state, that would be an even worse proposition for Western Mass.
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