CommonWealth – Walsh’s legislative skills needed on transportation

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LPP alumnus Joe Giglio, who serves on Mayor Walsh’s transportation transition working group, discusses transportation legislation options such as congestion pricing.

WBUR – Snowy Commute Raises Questions, Complaints Across Boston Area

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Dukakis Center Associate Director Stephanie Pollack moderated a discussion about winter weather and transportation in Boston on WBUR.

The Boston Globe – A 21st-century bus system

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Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, suggests an innovative idea for better bus service in Boston.

CommonWealth Magazine – A troubling transit trend line

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Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research for the Dukakis Center, says the MBTA needs to upgrade equipment and to market to new riders if suburbanites are to choose rails over roads.

Patrick vows new funds for roads, rail

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By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | January 4, 2013

Governor Deval Patrick said Friday that he will unveil a proposal later this month to raise the necessary money through taxes or fees to fix the state’s financially beleaguered transportation network.

Patrick declined to say how he would raise the money or how much he would seek. Past reports have identified an annual gap of roughly $1 billion between what the system needs and what the state raises and spends.

But his comments add to a growing sense of inevitability on Beacon Hill that residents will be asked to pay more to repair the state’s crumbling infrastructure and confront years of red ink.

Legislative leaders who previously embraced a policy of “reform before revenue” appear to be shifting from asking whether more money is needed to asking how to raise that money and where to spend it. Read More

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