Mass. Transportation Financing Plan Could Raise Taxes

(NECN) - The Board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth - and it could bring tax increases.

The long-term financing plan shows that the state needs $684 million to operate the same system currently in place.

The plan calls for an additional investment in transportation assets of $5.2 billion over ten years in road and highway repair in order to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges and ease congestion on major arteries throughout the state; $3.8 billion to invest in existing transit services; and $275 million for Registry and airport maintenance.

Michael Widmer, President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers, joined "The Morning Show" to discuss what this plan could mean for taxpayers.

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