North Shore Coalition Transportation Vision Unveiled
November 5th at 8:28pm.
On November 1st, the North Shore Coalition, comprised of local municipal leaders, unveiled its vision statement for transportation in the region. The transportation vision follows the 6 guiding principles of geographic diversity, economic development, mobility, efficiency, equity, and natural and human environment. Also included are 19 action items, of which each city and town within the North Shore Coalition must complete 4 by 2022.
Over a year ago, the Coalition asked the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to study transportation in the region. The data has shown the need for such a transportation vision in several ways, including increased commute times and unreliable public transit.
The Coalition also detailed transportation funding principles. These funding principles include looking at expanding tolling on highways, a gas tax increase, the allowance of several municipal revenue-raising tools, increased surcharges to companies like Uber and Lyft, and a carbon emissions fee.
You can find the Transportation Vision and more information about the unveiling at the MAPC website here.