Many of the can­di­dates are expected to speak about trans­porta­tion issues at a candidate’s forum on the topic, sched­uled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boston Public Library.

Stephanie Pol­lack, asso­ciate director of North­eastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and co-​​moderator of the forum, said trans­porta­tion issues have been a promi­nent part of the may­oral campaign.

Trans­porta­tion has moved up on the radar screen a lot, com­pared to the last few may­oral elec­tions,” Pol­lack said.

Can­di­dates hope they can use public trans­porta­tion to appeal to a wide swath of voters, espe­cially younger voters and late-​​shift workers, who might be more inter­ested in later T service.

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