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Transportation Projects Funded by Governor

The Governor has unveiled a large and ambitious set of transportation infrastructure investments in his recently released budget and transport finance plans. The Mass DOT has released the full list on their website, and I have posted those projects below. … Continue reading

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Transportation Finance: The Gorilla in the Room

The Governor and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation yesterday unveiled the Administration’s much anticipated transportation funding plan. The Governor has built upon the the findings of many studies detailing how deficient our transportation funding system is. You do not necessarily … Continue reading

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Grabauskas on the Chopping Block

MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas finds himself under fire from Governor Patrick and his Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, having three members of the MBTA Board firing off a letter that essentially is a vote of no confidence in his continued … Continue reading

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Governor Prepares to Sign

Governor Patrick indicated in today’s Globe that he is prepared to sign both the Transportation Reform bill, as well as the Ethics Reform bill passed by the Legislature. And since he will sign both he appears to have no choice … Continue reading

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Transportation Bill is Out of Conference

House and Senate conferees last night reported out a Transportation Bill, which should be voted on by both branches today. Some of the highlights include forcing MBTA employees into the State health care system (GIC) starting in FY2010, ending the … Continue reading

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The Transportation Dance

The Transportation funding disputes continue to fester on Beacon Hill, with the Governor and Senate leadership continuing to squabble, issue statements, issue clarifications to statements, and when all else fails issue statements assigning blame to each other. After the last … Continue reading

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MBTA Fallout

Today’s Globe printed a follow up story on the potential fare increases and service cutbacks at the T, and the story ran the gamut from outraged users to legislators saying that the T would not be getting the 6 cents … Continue reading

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