Cross posted at BlueMassGroup.com
In Tuesday’s edition of the Boston Herald an article appeared stating that members of Boston 2024 and Go Boston 2030 have been meeting “behind closed doors” with some state legislators and transportation officials to discuss long-term transportation plans for the Boston. Many of those duly elected and charged with helping to shape the Commonwealth’s transportation policy are being left out.
That is why I have asked for public hearings. On Wednesday I sent the attached letter to Senator McGee, the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation, to request hearings before our committee on this important matter. I am very concerned that the public and their elected members of the legislature are being circumvented. These are decisions that will affect Massachusetts residents and taxpayers for many years to come.
I encourage my colleagues and citizens on both sides of the aisle to insist upon transparency in this process, especially fiscal conservatives who should be concerned about this costly endeavor. The public deserves a say on these matters, and I look forward to seeing an open and healthy discussion on the Transportation Committee and in the legislature about the long-term transportation plans for the Commonwealth.