Cavaretta Calls on Opponent to Debate State Transportation

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May, 7, 2012


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Dean Cavaretta, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, today called upon his Democratic opponent to debate transportation issues.

“My opponent owes constituents an explanation why most state road, bridge and transit projects twice as long to build, and are two times over their original budgets, said Cavaretta.  “Our cities and towns lack the Local Aid they need to deliver essential services, and our roads are in need of real repair.  Yet, my opponent remains singularly focused on pushing special interest legislation that is out of the mainstream.”

As part of his campaign, Cavaretta has proposed setting the goal of making all Mass. infrastructure projects take six years or less and transform the state’s Project Delivery Process, akin to the reforms he already worked on with the 8-year, 2 billion dollar Accelerated Bridge Program.  Dean will codify benchmarks already expressed by the Legislature and Governor, and will file legislation bringing those best practices immediately into the annual Statewide Road and Bridge Program.

“As State Senator, insisting on performance based management and on-time delivery, while reforming the agencies involved in road, bridge and MBTA projects is central to our Economic Recovery,” said Cavaretta.  I’ve already done this at MassDOT and in the private sector, and will use my experience to get better results for our communities.”

As part of his challenge to Sen. Eldridge, Cavaretta has proposed that the two candidates debate transportation at a public forum to be held within the district sometime in the next month.

Dean’s transportation experience includes working under both the Cellucci and Patrick Administrations at MassHighway and later, the newly constituted MassDOT respectively.

“I’ll work effectively with all stakeholders on a multi-modal, corridor-wide, plan with MassDOT to get people to and from greater Boston and Worcester during the largest infusion of infrastructure spending and traffic nightmares in the Commonwealth’s history, said Cavaretta.  Upwards of a half a billion dollars or more is planned to be spent over the next five years, and we are not ready.”

Cavaretta is the Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Middlesex and Worcester District, which includes the towns of Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Ayer, Shirley, Devens, Harvard, Stow, Maynard, Hudson, Marlborough, Southborough, Westborough, Northborough (Precinct 3) and Sudbury (Precincts 2 & 3).


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