BOSTON — Massachusetts transportation officials proposed multiple options, including new taxes and fees, to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges, reports the Associated Press.
The options, which were outlined in a report given to Gov. Deval Patrick, include raising the state’s gasoline tax, sales tax or income tax, among other things. The report also called for a $13 billion capital investment plan over the next ten years to help pay for several longer-term projects, including expansion of the MBTA’s Green Line. To read the full story, click here.