As the MBTA considers possible revenue options beyond fares, it has increasingly turned to the possibility of leveraging how access to public transit increases property values. As the MBTA makes public transit more accessible to an area, they hope to shift some of their operating and construction costs to developers looking to speculate off of increased property values. We believe that in this process, the needs of communities to have equitable transportation and keep housing  prices affordable in their neighborhoods should not be drowned out by the economic ambitions of private developers.

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