Aug. 2, 2016
Just days before a special weekend midnight joint legislative session at the State House on public transportation, Peter Picknelly made the argument to Governor Baker “not to rush into East-West subsidized rail service in competition with already established InterCity Bus routes”. The legislature was deciding whether to fund a full-scale rail study as part of the end of the fiscal year session’s new funding bills.
Picknelly makes some excellent points, including the possibility of expanding express bus routes and HOV lanes, as well as the hundreds of good union jobs that such rail subsidies would negatively affect. Click here for details: Governor Baker listens in part to Peter Picknelly