Monday, August 17, 2009

Massachusetts transportation issues

Thanks to Archie Mazmanian, who reports on Massachusetts' transportation planning:

Viewers of your Blog following its posts on Phase 2 of the Urban Ring project should read with care Sunday's Boston Globe (8/16/09, found online at lead editorial in the Ideas Section "On the slow train to financial reality" to better understand the transportation issues we face in MA and the small part that Phase 2 plays currently. Here's the closing paragraph:

"It's admirable to dream, but the immediate post-Big Dig era of Massachusetts transportation will be one of practicality over promises."

The importance of and need for reliable public transit in the Greater Boston area must be voiced loudly and clearly from the ground up and not from the top down. Through 16 years of split government plus two years of Gov. Patrick, transportation issues have not been squarely addressed in MA.

Archie Mazmanian