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Holiday travelers walk to board a train at the South Station in Boston. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)
Holiday travelers walk to board a train at the South Station in Boston. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)
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If you were In Boston this past winter, you likely struggled to get somewhere on the T.

Former Govs. Michael Dukakis and William Weld acknowledged that Wednesday in The Boston Globe. In a shared op-ed, they wrote, "We all know that last winter was not a good one for the MBTA...We will continue to debate the reasons for the system's failures, but what we can't do is permit the T's abysmal performance to halt further progress on expanding and strengthening our public transportation."

The pair made the case, not for the first time, for linking North and South Stations together by rail. Both governors wanted to see that happen in their administrations, and it was proposed even before then. They are now acting as caboose and engine to give the idea a strong push at a time when others think transportation money should go into other projects.

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Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts.

John Businger, former state representative.

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  • "We all know that last winter was not a good one for the MBTA. Just when the T should have been performing at its best, it was at its worst — and a lot of people suffered for it. They couldn’t get to work; businesses couldn’t open; hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of work days were lost."

This segment aired on August 19, 2015.

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