What does the Governor's transportation plan mean for my region? Thanks to the plan's unprecedented focus on regional equity, it means a significant, guaranteed investment in rail, road and bridge, and regional transit in every region.
From the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts to the Cape & Islands, the plan ensures all regions paying into the system receive funding for services in proportion to their contribution. Three cents of the gas tax is devoted to rail projects south, west and north. Another 1.5 cents targets regional road, bridge, and public works projects. Another 1.5 cents provides a significant 66% increase in funding for Regional Transit Authorities.
We have added new regional links on the Reform & Renew web page showing benefits to Western Mass, South Coast, and South Shore- Cape & Islands.
All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is convening public hearings on toll structure changes within I-90, (the Massachusetts Turnpike), and the Metropolitan Highway System, which includes the Boston tunnels and the Tobin Memorial Bridge. The proposed changes include changes in the toll collection gantry locations and …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set
South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set
MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling posted on Aug 22
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors acted today to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts …Continue Reading MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling