Though the report focused on Latino com­mu­ni­ties, the find­ings prob­ably apply to other parts of the state, said Stephanie Pol­lack, asso­ciate director of The Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at North­eastern University.

The fam­i­lies we talked to are paying a very heavy toll in money, in time, in stress, and in not being able to get to the things they need to improve their lives,” Pol­lack said Tuesday after a press con­fer­ence to announce the report. “We can fix that by spending money on better bus service.”

The report rec­om­mends addi­tional funding for regional transit author­i­ties to expand ser­vice hours, increase bus fre­quency, and add new routes in neigh­bor­hoods across the state.

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