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Boston's new mayor promised free public transit. Can she make it happen?

1 month ago   |   By Grist

As a Boston mayoral candidate, Michelle Wu stood out as a longtime champion of fare-free transit.
“Free public transportation is the single biggest step we could take toward economic mobility, racial equity, and climate justice,” Wu wrote back in 2019, in an op-ed for the Boston Globe. Since then, she's galvanized opposition to fare hikes through protests and petitions , and - famously - continued to crisscross Boston on the city's subway system , known colloquially as the “T.”
Since clinching the mayorship on November 2, Wu is now faced with the difficult task of delivering on a major...
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