The Transportation for Massachusetts coalition has launched an online petition to ask the Governor and the Legislature to adequately fund transportation. We must build on the 2013 Transportation Finance Act that reversed years of underinvestment, but which does not meet our proven needs. Read more and sign up through this link.
The recent and ongoing weather-induced travel horror stories have focused attention on the antiquated MBTA. But all around the state, people are enduring transportation travails from weather that is predictable. So this crisis is an opportunity to engage people in solutions.
Revenue is essential. Smart reform is critical. Accountability is necessary. And good project decision making and priorities are the future.
One element of the 2013 law is the Project Selection Advisory Council, which our coalition advocated for and which is charged with making recommendations for how MA prioritizes and chooses transportation projects in the years to come, considering cost effectiveness, regional equity, climate, social equity and public health.
Even as we dig out from decades of underfunding (and feet of snow) we must plan wisely.
Please hop on board at this link.
Josh Ostroff, Outreach Director, Transportation for Massachusetts