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Proposed $2 Carbon Fee To Park At Logan

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Just weeks after parking rates at Logan International Airport were stealthily raised by $1, Gov. Deval Patrick is proposing another $2 rate hike as part of his transportation overhaul bill.

The so-called "carbon fee," proposed on page 137 of Patrick's 141-page bill, would mean that a 20- or 30-minute trip to Logan could cost $6 alone to park. Three hours in a Logan garage would cost $18 and all-day parking in a garage would jump to $26.

State transportation secretary James Aloisi Jr. tells The Boston Globe the fee would help fund airport-related transit projects and encourage more people to take public transportation to the airport.

The proposal comes just over a year after the $15 billion Big Dig project, designed in part to make it easier to drive to the airport, was completed.

This program aired on March 2, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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