Senator Brownsberger sent the following letter to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization to advocate for the inclusion of the Core Capacity Constraints Study in the final FFY15 Unified Planning Work Program.
Clinton Bench, Chair
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
June 4, 2014
Dear Mr. Bench,
Thank you for including the Core Capacity Constraints study in the Draft FFY15 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP.) I hope that this study will be included in the final UPWP because it will provide clarity to policy makers and planners as they decide what major transportation investments are needed to accommodate future growth.
As you know the pace of growth in the core neighborhoods of Boston continues to place a strain on an already taxed transportation system. Congestion and poor public transit service has the potential to inhibit growth and drive businesses and residents out of the city.
I appreciate your consideration of this request to include the Core Capacity Constraint Study in the final FFY15 UPWP. It will be a great step forward.
William N. Brownsberger
You can view a copy of the original here.
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger