June 01, 2004

MTF Calls on Legislature to Enact Transportation Restructuring

In a recent news release, the Foundation called on the Legislature to enact a major overhaul of the state's transportation agencies. Both the full Senate and the Joint Transportation Committee have put forth comprehensive and thoughtful proposals to strengthen the Commonwealth's ability to finance, build and maintain its transportation assets and to integrate the state's array of fractured transportation agencies and authorities. The two proposals have more features in common than differences. With an effective transportation system critical to Massachusetts' economic competitiveness, the Legislature should bolster the state's capacity for addressing its enormous transportation needs by enacting one or a combination of the Senate and Transportation Committee plans.