Baker launches commission to study transportation needs

Jan 23 2018

By Adam Vaccaro, The Boston Globe

One member of the new commission, Eileen McAnneny, is the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed watchdog group. Last fall, the group published a report that called on the state to incorporate climate change into its planning, it would risk “exposing our transportation systems to potentially catastrophic damage or investing in obsolete assets.” The report also said the state could see lowered transportation-related revenue if electric-powered vehicles and ride-hailing services lead to lower gas tax collections and fees associated with car ownership.
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