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Oct 07, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
A Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report published in September cautioned that the MBTA could face “fiscal calamity” in several years if the agency does not substantially overhaul its finances or if lawmakers do not decide to steer more dollars...
TRANSPORTATION
Oct 03, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
Senate President Karen Spilka this week stomped all over the idea of raising taxes or fees to generate more money for the MBTA: “So I’m not certain that there’s a need for even more money. I have not heard that from a single person,” she said,...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 30, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation recently released a report that found the T would need $1.25 billion in new annual revenue to meet its capital and operating needs in the coming years. ...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 30, 2021
EDUCATION
Now is the time for the education establishment to embrace the greater foundational change that is needed to deliver for students, even if it makes adults in the system uncomfortable. Despite their long-held view that money alone will fix the...
EDUCATION
Sep 30, 2021
HEALTH CARE
A 2018 report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated the cost of lost productivity in the state due to people unable to work, foregone income due to fatalities, absenteeism and "presenteeism," and excess health care costs at nearly $10...
HEALTH CARE
Sep 30, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
Tuesday's derailment is the latest in a series of problems on the T, from an escalator malfunction this weekend to a collision in July to another derailment in March that caused all new Orange and Red line train cars to be pulled from service....
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 27, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation warned earlier this month the T could be facing a “fiscal calamity” that would require $1.25 billion in new annual revenue just to meet operating and capital needs. That does not include $2 billion in...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 17, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
A report from the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation found that the MBTA will be as much as $400 million short on its operating budget by mid-2023 and $13 billion short on its plans for maintenance and modernization over the next...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 17, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The MBTA is sliding deeper into a fiscal hole, according to new watchdog report, which calls on lawmakers to bail out the troubled transit agency. The report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the T faces an “imminent fiscal cliff” and...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 17, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
A Boston-based think-tank says the MBTA is in dire straits. “The MBTA’s finances are kind of in a calamitous state right now,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which just came out with a report on the...
TRANSPORTATION