The safe and effi­cient move­ment of goods and people is crit­ical to our economy. Boston’s pop­u­la­tion and number of jobs are growing, and trans­porta­tion invest­ment has a cru­cial role to play in cre­ating enough capacity for all who want to both live and work in Boston. According to a2012 North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research report, the MBTA will need to serve an addi­tional 100,000 to 367,000 addi­tional daily riders within the next 10 years, yet the cur­rent system can barely sup­port our existing rid­er­ship levels. Many of our MBTA lines and sta­tions, including the Green Line, Red Line, and South Sta­tion, are oper­ating at or above capacity. Mayor Menino’s suc­cessor must pro­vide lead­er­ship in City Hall and at the State House, and present a bold vision to main­tain and expand our trans­porta­tion network.

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