This post is a collection of notes on how to understand the transportation bond bill and capital spending plans.
At a meeting in Framingham last night, Senate President Spilka sent MassDOT a message that should be very much appreciated by the inner core commuters that I represent.
Federal law severely limits Massachusetts’ ability to expand tolling, but the door may be open to congestion pricing.
Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed down a decision that blocks the proposed surtax on incomes over $1 million.
The gas tax is dedicated by law to highway and transit maintenance and improvements. Needless to say, I am opposed to anything that would reduce current or future revenues dedicated to these purposes. But I want to emphasize three particular reasons why I supported the gas tax indexing as a legislator.
Sen. Brownsberger, have there been any efforts at the state level to look into the efficiency of our transportation spending? It seems like projects are often over budget and very expensive compared to costs in other states. It’s great that we now have increased funding for transportation, but it’s equally important that we are getting […]