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Transportation

Mayoral rivals offer formulas for transit, parking

Put a focus on later MBTA hours

It is the promise almost every mayoral candidate has made: bringing late-night MBTA service to Boston.

Though they have bandied about ideas on how to help finance extended T hours — solicit money from universities, hospitals, and corporations or lobby state legislators for the extra cash — it would be a tall order for any candidate to deliver, because the T is a state-managed entity.

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