Episode 82: BRT If You Agree

32 minutes

5/15/19--Steve and Jenn are back with a vengeance to discuss...you guessed it: transportation. US News Rankings published Massachusetts as the 44th worst state in the union in the category of overall infrastructure and 46th in commute time. This should come as no surprise to anyone who lives in Massachusetts and has commuted even once in the past 5 years.

They're joined by State Sen. Becca Rausch to discuss a bill that would allow childcare expenses to be included in campaign expenses. Right now, doing so is unlawful because of its consideration as a personal expense. Rausch says this precludes people from running who would be representative of larger communities.

Later, WBUR reporter Zeninjor Enwemeka stops by to discuss BRT, or bus rapid transit. She reported on the BRT system in Mexico City, which has improved congestion in the city and even led many residents to ditch their cars altogether. Boston business leaders are interested in the idea. If the city is to pursue an option like this, the biggest question becomes, how do we pay for it?

Last but certainly not least, Jenn and Steve voice the question that's been on all Bostonians' minds today: is the accent sexy?

Give us your take on this question, and tell us about YOUR regional accent. Or, send us your #mapoli questions, frustrations and ruminations to thehorseracepodcast@gmail.com.

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