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Lucas: Michelle Wu's T plan would soon have Hub in free fall

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu's proposal for free MBTA rides is fine.
But it does not go far enough.
After all, if the government can pay you not to work, why can't it pay you to ride on the MBTA?
If Wu were a true progressive leader, she would insist that instead of free fares, the MBTA should pay riders to ride the system, and not the other way around.
Instead of shelling out a much-needed $5 for a two-way subway ride, the T, under the proposal, would pay people to take the T. It would work on a sliding scale, paying riders $2 for taking the subway or the bus for starters.
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