Transportation Priorities

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts asked State Rep candidates in the 15th Middlesex to respond, in 500 characters or fewer, for their upcoming Voter’s Guide.

What would be your two priorities related to transportation?

Our transportation system is old and deteriorating and has been significantly underfunded for years. First, we need to address growing traffic congestion with investments to fix, modernize, and expand systems to increase quality transportation for all people. Second, we need to tap sources to fund the huge backlog of transportation needs already identified. Revenue sources should favor progressive taxes, since low-income households are disproportionately hurt by increases in user fees and fares.