Massachusetts is in a full-blown transportation crisis. Almost every day we see new headlines or alerts telling us of something gone horribly wrong. The emergency light has been flashing on our transportation system for years. Our state legislature and our Governor have been content with small fixes here and there, while kicking the can down the road on fixing the structural problems that created this crisis. We need leaders who will treat this like the crisis it is.
While this response from elected officials is disappointing, it is indicative of a much larger problem in Massachusetts politics: a lack of vision for our statewide transportation network.