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Shirley Leung

Businesses can — and will — pay more for T projects

It won’t be called the New Balance stop nor will it be used exclusively by its employees, but the Boston sneaker company is footing the $14 million to $16 million bill to build a new commuter rail station in Brighton.

Someone other than taxpayers funding a transportation project? Not a pipe dream, but something Boston mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh say they would push for under their administrations. During their debate this week, Connolly cited the New Balance stop as a model for transit funding, and Walsh said he would also lean on the business community to pay for transportation projects.

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