Transportation is crucial to every aspect of life in Massachusetts. It connects workers to jobs, businesses to markets, students to schools, and residents and visitors to the state’s cultural and recreational resources.
Decades of overborrowing and underinvestment have left the Commonwealth’s transportation system buried in debt and facing an overwhelming maintenance backlog. The time has come for a comprehensive solution to fund the transportation system we have, and build the transportation system we need.
- What are the issues and why is transportation finance reform important?
- MAPC’s transportation finance recommendations
- MAPC’s letter to the House on transportation amendments
The state’s transportation system is in dire need of increased investment. Make your voice heard in this debate!
- T4MA and MassINC are hosting a series of forums on regional transit authorities and transportation funding. Check their website for details
- MassDOT’s “The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan”
- “Maxed Out: Massachusetts transportation at a financing crossroad.” This primer was written by T4MA, a transportation advocacy coalition that includes MAPC
- MAPC white paper “Understanding Value Capture as a Transportation Finance Strategy in Massachusetts”
- MAPC memo prepared for MassDOT on Vehicle Miles Traveled fees
- Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development’s “Guidebook of Massachusetts’ Public Financing Strategies for Infrastructure Investment”
- Video from Metro Mayors Transportation Summit on June 11, 2012, at South Station in Boston.