Registry of Motor Vehicle Fee Increases

On Wednesday, March 12th the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors voted to increase the fees for some Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) transactions.  RMV fees go directly into the Commonwealth Transportation Fund and are used “…exclusively for financing transportation-related purposes.” The new vehicle registration fee for non-commercial vehicles will increase from $50 […]

Transportation Bond Bill – Local Projects

Last Thursday, March 6th, the Senate passed its version of the Transportation Bond Bill, authorizing $13 billion of capital spending over the next 5 years. The House passed its version on January 29th. Senator Brownsberger in collaboration with House and Senate colleagues secured funding for several projects that will impact residents of Allston, Back Bay, […]

Senate Passes Transportation Bond Bill

We share this press release from the Senate President’s Office. ———————————————- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senate Passes Transportation Bond Bill BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday passed a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system. “These initiatives will ensure that our transportation system […]

The MBTA in the 2013-4 legislative session

My top priority in the first leg of the 2013-14 session will be strengthening the MBTA. The maintenance backlog and service challenges of the MBTA have drawn wide attention. But we need to do much more than stabilize the existing system. We need to increase the capacity of the busiest routes on the system. Much […]