Whether you’ve been stuck in traffic on I-93 or watched helplessly as MBTA shut down operations during the winter of 2015, if you’re a commuter, you know that our transportation system is broken. At the same time, transportation has become the biggest source of GHG emissions in the Northeast and one of the leading drivers of climate change worldwide. An important step toward solving these seemingly intractable problems is on the horizon: the Transportation and Climate Initiative, through which states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are developing a regional approach to modernize, and reduce emissions from, the transportation sector. As commuters, members of the business community know all too well how badly these changes are needed, but what role should and can private industry play as states such as Massachusetts bring their transportation systems into the 21st Century?
Please join E2 New England at “Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Planning and Paying for Tomorrow’s Transportation” as we explore the business perspective on our broken transportation system, how tools such as regional rail can help, and where Massachusetts and its neighbors are headed with the Transportation and Climate Initiative.