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MBTA plans next year’s budget despite uncertainty

The MBTA will forge ahead with crafting next year’s budget while uncertainty looms over whether the T will receive the millions of dollars they seek from state legislators considering Governor Deval Patrick’s transportation funding plan.

Patrick’s proposal earmarks more than $3 billion for the MBTA over 10 years, including $166 million that would cover T operating expenses in fiscal 2014, but it will be months ­before legislators decide whether they will raise taxes to fund Patrick’s plan, in whole or in part.

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