Dukakis opposed to renaming South Station after him

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis (D)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis (D)

BOSTON (AP) — A move is on in Massachusetts to rename Boston’s South Station in honor of former governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.

But Dukakis was never asked about the honor, and is not so sure he wants it.

The state House of Representatives this week voted to rename the rail hub the Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station. The measure was tucked into a $12 billion transportation bond bill that’s expected to sail through the Senate and be signed into law by the governor.

The station opened in 1898 and underwent a complete overhaul in the 1980s while the Democrat was governor. Dukakis is a longtime advocate of public transportation who took the subway to work while governor.

Dukakis tells the Boston Herald he’s “not in favor” of the renaming.

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