Transportation Equity

2019-2020 Policy Priorities

Funding and Modernization of Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs)

RTAs, serving 262 communities outside of Greater Boston, connect residents, especially low-income residents and seniors, to medical care, substance use treatment, groceries, jobs, education and other drivers of good health outcomes. Additional funding is needed to improve and expand service.

Click here to view RTAs House budget fact sheet

Equitable Implementation of the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) 

The Transportation and Climate Initiative is an agreement and collaboration between 12 states (including Massachusetts) and Washington, DC to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and to raise funds that could be invested in public transit and other cleaner transportation options. In order to be successful, TCI must be implemented in a way that addresses inequities facing communities of color and low-income communities.