Growth of our cities and towns is shaped by our transportation system, which is why the Alliance helped found Transportation for Massachusetts. Together we are a diverse coalition of organizations working to create safe, convenient, and affordable transportation for everyone. We advocate for transportation funds to be spent fairly and responsibly, for transportation decisions that are transparent and accountable, and to ensure that our transportation network has sufficient resources to meet tomorrow’s needs all throughout the Commonwealth.
While we firmly believe our state needs do a better job of maintaining our roads and bridges in good repair, the average annual cost of owning a car is about $9000 and climbing. We need to expand walking, biking, and public transportation in a big way. Since people and businesses now want to be in vibrant, walkable areas, doing so will help our economy grow and meet our vast need for housing. Better transportation options also open economic opportunities for people without cars, such as youth, many seniors, and low-income residents. Finally, active transportation improves public health and helps fight global warming.
Publications & Reports
- A vision for the Future of Massachusetts’ Regional Transit Authorities, April 2019
- An Update on Transportation Finance, February 2019
- The Future of Transportation Commission Report, December 2018 Volume I
- An Agenda for Transportation Reform and Revitalization, September 2018
- Fast Forward Report, December 2017
- Putting Legacy First: Planning for the Boston 2024 Olympics, June 2015
- Bus Rapid Transit, June 2015
- Blog Post: The MBTA Report: Reform and Revenue, April 2015