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NEWS
MBR Transportation Task Force Meeting Includes Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan, BRIDJ COO Jon McBride
MBR Participates in “Fix Our T” Coalition Press Conference Supporting Reforms at the MBTA
Roundtable Discussion with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Business Leaders at MBR Board Meeting
Roundtable Requests U.S. Dept. of Transportation to Reconsider Direct Flight from Logan to Havana
Fix Our T Coalition Statement
Business Community Transportation Statement
Roundtable Joins Business Community Coalition Calling for World-Class Transportation System
MBR Statement on the Report by the Special Panel Reviewing the MBTA
MBR Executive Director JD Chesloff Testifies on Transportation Reforms
Statement off the Business Community in Support of a World-Class Public Transit System
MBR Transportation op-ed in Commonwealth Magazine
A roadmap to investing in transportation
Governor Baker Unveils Special Commission Report Calling for Sweeping Reforms at the MBTA—MBR Urges Action on Key Recommendations
Team of Experts Delivers Performance Blueprint for Massachusetts Transportation Agencies
Delivering on the Promise: Improving the Performance of Massachusetts Transportation Agencies
Transportation reform is driving change
 

Transportation
MBR members have identified that investments in transportation infrastructure are important for global competitiveness. MBR will continue to engage in the development and implementation of a long-term transportation finance plan with a focus on creating an effiicient, effective transportation system that balances regional needs and is adequately financed to meet the state’s economic development needs.

MBR’s Transportation Task Force worked with MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollock and members of the business community throughout the legislative process to advocate for a long-term funding for transportation from transportation sources including fees, tolls and an increase in the gas tax.

The Roundtable adopted five principles for the development of a sustainable, long-term transportation finance plan:

  • Revenue and investment decisions must be made to promote economic competitiveness and improve the perception of the Commonwealth as a place to do business, not harm them.
  • There needs to be a clearly articulated plan and vision for the investment of new revenues, with clear metrics and performance measures, particularly focused and prioritized on meaningful investments in transportation.
  • Clear evidence of improvements at MassDOT—in the past and going forward—is imperative, including effective resource management, greater performance measurement, efficient service delivery, better use of technology and increased transparency throughout the agency.
  • Priority should be given to the maintenance and improvement of existing transportation infrastructure in the near term.
  • Any investment of new revenue must be dedicated solely for transportation purposes and distributed equitably across the Commonwealth.
MATERIALS
Massachusetts on the Move: The Intersection of Talent, Transportation, and Housing
The Way Forward: A 21st— Century Transportation Plan
 
RESOURCES
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation

 

 

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