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T budget approved with hopes for $118 million from State House

With lawmakers continuing to fight over a transportation rescue plan, the board that oversees the T adopted a budget Wednesday with a $118 million hole that the agency hopes that Beacon Hill will fill, avoiding steep fare increases and harsh service cuts.

The $1.9 billion budget passed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation board includes a contingency plan if the Legislature does not come up with the money.

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