Under lame-duck Baker, agencies “still not asking questions like ones we might ask—they're making an assumption that fares will continue to be a large portion of revenue.”
"The Fair Share Amendment is our best chance to raise more revenue and say that safety, public transit, education, and our future are worth paying for."
“Education and youth advocacy organizations endorse Question 1 to improve transportation and public education”
Inflation, economic instability, and the climate crisis affect all areas of the Commonwealth and require statewide solutions. One of the most effective solutions to address all three of these issues is one often missing from policymaker proposals: meaningful and equitable investments in public transportation.
“MBTA bus fares have increased by more than 200% since 1991. The Transit is Essential Coalition formed during the pandemic to ensure full MBTA service was restored following cuts.”
“The House passage of the Work and Family Mobility Act moves all state residents toward greater road safety, improved security, better public health and a more vibrant economy.”
And other public transportation quagmires, from the MBTA to DC
"Transportation as we know it is going to be changing."
A consulting firm led by the son of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2018 reelection campaign chairman is getting $5.5 million to “humanize the brand” of the MBTA as it embarks on a massive capital projects plan—and deals with bad publicity on a near-daily basis.
We were happy to receive several dozen responses—many of which echoed each other, one of which was a poem, and some of which hit on subjects that we don’t think or write about enough around here.