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Over the past six months,
I have been participating in meetings with two separate business coalitions that were asked by the Massachusetts House Speaker and Senate President
to recommend funding options to address our region’s transportation crisis.
During those meetings we took a deep dive into the complex challenges facing the MBTA, our roadways and our bridges. We explored a wide range of ideas:
from increasing the gas tax and fees on Uber and Lyft to statewide tolling and rush-hour pricing.
Our goal was to propose revenue streams that would modernize our public transportation system, while reducing congestion and carbon emissions. We