Local Leaders Press Massachusetts for New Sources of Transportation Funding

Three separate coalitions of local mayors, each from different corners of Eastern Massachusetts, want to the commonwealth to prioritize transportation funding. Some even called for a 15-cent increase to the gas tax.

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November 16, 2019, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Municipal officials throughout Eastern Massachusetts called on the commonwealth's leaders to raise significant new revenue for fixing transportation in Massachusetts.

So, for instance, the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, comprised of mayors in Boston and immediately surrounding cities, announced support for a 15-cent increase in the gas tax and other vehicle fees, according to a press release from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The coalition says their ideas would provide $450 million in new revenue every year.

The North Shore Coalition and the Commuter Rail Communities Coalition also announced support for new revenue sources devoted to transportation funding.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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