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The Westford Republican Town Committee welcomes guest speaker, Jim Tarr, from Transportation for Massachusetts at its March meeting. Transportation for Massachusetts is a coalition of nonprofit, community, and business organizations dedicated to promoting transportation and smart growth policies in the Commonwealth. The organization is engaged in a listening tour to hear concerns regarding area transportation issues and ideas for the future. Keeping the MBTA on track is their goal, while promoting efficiency, reliability, accessibility and affordability in an environmentally responsible manner for all daily and occasional riders.
Transportation for Massachusetts is calling on the state to raise new revenue for transportation systems, invest revenues fairly and wisely, and make all spending decisions transparently and with accountability. They consider all revenue sources on the table, from increased tolls to fees for miles driven, to provide a sustainable funding source, for immediate repair and expansion of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation System.
All area residents are invited to join us in what promises to be a lively discussion. The Westford Republican Town Committee’s meeting takes place on Saturday, March 14th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the main meeting room of the J. V. Fletcher library, 50 Main Street, Westford.
For more information on the status of public transportation in Massachusetts, initiatives of the Baker-Polito administration, opinions and Beacon Hill reaction, visit the Westford Republican Town Committee’s website at http://www.westformagop.org.