Open Letter to MA Governor Charlie Baker Regarding Boston Commuters from Points West

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on
LinkedIn
+

Pioneer Institute understands the importance of the state’s transportation infrastructure and how it impacts everyday life. We have worked relentlessly to present policy solutions to help fix the MBTA, including the establishment of the highly successful Fiscal and Management Control Board. We draw on factual research and the deep expertise of our senior staff to drive the conversation we need to have about making the T not only perform acceptably – but serve Massachusetts residents with excellence.

But there is much more work to do, and reducing congestion is one of our major policy goals.  We see the I-90 Allston Multimodal Project as a key factor that could dramatically impact commuters from the west by burdening them with woefully longer commutes. Ultimately, the project will transform the region and provide the opportunity to improve the state’s economy and the quality of life in Massachusetts. However, in choosing a project design, policy makers must heavily weigh the impact on those who will be most affected during the project’s construction. Accordingly, we are making our concerns known to the Governor through this Open Letter, including mitigation strategies to minimize commuter pain.

Related Links

Get Updates on Our Transportation Research

Related Posts

The Pioneer Plan for Massachusetts' Transportation Needs

/
Expect more on the Pioneer Plan for Transportation in the coming…

Boston Herald: Pay for current transit system first

We need new revenue to maintain Massachusetts’ crumbling transportation system. But Gov. Deval Patrick’s new blueprint gives the same old interest groups the tools to repeat the mistakes that got us into this mess in the first place.

Public Statement: We Must Address Serious Transportation Needs In Massachusetts, But the Governor’s Proposal Is Not Serious

/
Pioneer Institute Public Statement from Executive Director Jim Stergios on transportation needs in Massachusetts, and the Governor's recently released proposal.

With 'process-lite,' is a full-time Legislature even necessary?

/
http://www.heraldnews.com/opinions/x465804200/GUEST-OPINION-With-process-lite-is-a-full-time-Legislature-even-necessary The…

The MBTA's Smart New Program

/
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2012/06/15/mbtas-smart-program/ Rather…

Debt From Big Dig Hampers Mass. Transportation

/
http://www.wbur.org/2012/04/08/debt-big-dig BOSTON — For…

Frank talk on transportation funding

/
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/print-edition/2012/03/09/frank-talk-on-transportation-funding.html?page=all While…

Pioneer and Northeastern Present State Transportation Scorecard

Use Pioneer's Transportation Dashboard, an online, interactive application designed to model a performance measurement system that could be deployed by the state’s Department of Transportation. It features an array of publicly-available data in an easy-to-digest format, and includes the latest information on key indicators of performance such as congestion, throughput, safety, construction management, and environmental stewardship.

Recent history of the T

/
http://www.wickedlocal.com/marshfield/news/opinions/x364057122/COMMENTARY-Recent-history-of-the-T?zc_p=2#axzz2NuhDIn7u On…

Fare Hikes, Service Cuts and MBTA Mismanagement: A Recent History of the T

/
http://hingham.patch.com/articles/fare-hikes-service-cuts-and-mbta-mismanagement-a-recent-history-of-the-t On…

MBTA nixes takeover, ponders next rail contract

/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120107/us-commuter-rail/ MBTA…