Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"What is clear is that we can’t afford the system we have today"

The news on WBZ Radio recently has been touting the need to improve our transportation systems in MA and how much it will cost us. There is no such thing as a free lunch, so it will cost to maintain and prepare for our needs. The real questions will be how much? who will pay? how will we pay? what should we prioritize (we can't do it all)? and when?
An accelerated investment in our transportation system is needed to stabilize maintenance needs, modernize roads and trains, and create jobs.
MassDOT has released their full report. You can go to their website to download it or go here to obtain a copy. This should be required reading!





The MassDOT link to the report
http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2013/01/massdot-releases-21st-century-transportation-plan.html

the report itself:
http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/0/docs/infoCenter/docs_materials/TheWayForward_Jan13.pdf