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Plenty of problems still down the road

House plan won't solve long-term transit-fund crisis

Lawmakers are eager to prevent toll increases on the Massachusetts Turnpike that would double tolls to $7 for cash-paying passenger cars at the Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels. Lawmakers are eager to prevent toll increases on the Massachusetts Turnpike that would double tolls to $7 for cash-paying passenger cars at the Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels. (Globe Staff Photo / John Blanding)
By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / April 28, 2009

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The House plan to raise the state sales tax could create some short-term relief for commuters anxious about toll hikes and MBTA fare increases in the coming year, but it would do little to halt the larger crisis that has made transportation a top issue on Beacon Hill, advocates and observers say. (Full article: 734 words)

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