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Beacon Hill Leaders Unveil Transportation Budget

In this photo taken May 24, 2011, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

In this photo taken May 24, 2011, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

As Gov. Deval Patrick proposed one transportation reform plan, legislative leaders proposed another — and tax payers are left wondering how much they’ll have to pay and just what they’ll get for it.

On Tuesday, Mass. House and Senate leaders announced their $500 million-dollar transportation financing plan, a much smaller proposal than the governor’s $1.9 billion dollar vision released several weeks ago.

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Fred Bever, WBUR State House reporter

Charles Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. He co-authored the policy brief, “Driving Reform: Real Solutions To Our Transportation Challenges” (PDF).

Richard Dimino, president and CEO of A Better City

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