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Getting around as a non-English speaker in Boston

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A man crosses a bustling Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner at midday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man crosses a bustling Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner at midday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The new state law legalizing driver's licenses for undocumented people went into effect on July 1. It's a key piece of advocates' hopes to help more people in Greater Boston access transportation.

But language-based barriers remain.

WBUR transportation reporter Andrea Perdomo-Hernandez and Franklin Peralta of the nonprofit English for New Bostonians join us to discuss.

This segment aired on July 24, 2023.

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Simón Rios Reporter
Simón Rios is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.

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Andrea Perdomo-Hernandez Transportation Reporter
Andrea Perdomo-Hernandez is a transportation reporter for WBUR.

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