“The members of the Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 are on the front lines of providing accessible and effective public transportation every day. Based on that experience, our Union is fully supportive of Governor Deval Patrick’s comprehensive plan to fund public transit across the Commonwealth as a real solution to a imminent crisis,” said John Lee, Union President / Business Representative.
“The Patrick plan is an aggressive response to an issue that effects the entire Massachusetts economy. It addresses tax revenue initiatives that are necessary to rebuild, expand and maintain transit services that assist businesses and benefit the environment while keeping us competitive with neighboring states. We believe a dedicated revenue stream is the most viable plan to address the fiscal problems of the state’s transportation system. Expanding rail service and addressing the connect-ability issues with the Regional Transit Agencies will make us a 21st century transportation system that will benefit all of Massachusetts,” concluded Lee.