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It was Michelle Wu’s signature proposal in the Boston mayoral race — and the central metaphor of the entire campaign: Free the T.
Wu and the other progressives in the contest insisted that the city think bigger in the face of a racial reckoning and climate crisis.
And fare-free public transit would be bigger.
Drivers would be more likely to hop out of their carbon-spewing cars if public transportation was gratis, or so the argument went. And riders, many of them low-income people of color, would collectively save millions.
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