MASSTrans Legislative Update

Legislative notes from our representative:

The Governor’s 45 cent gas tax proposal is gaining no traction at this time and she is now calling out the Legislature to come up with their own plan. We believe there will be a very slow response. The budget recommendations she has proposed is all wrapped around the road fix so we see it challenging to decouple the issues at the moment. Expect a long budget process, likely well into the summer unless something breaks.

With the retirement of Brooks Patterson as Oakland county Exec, you will get a Dem in office and we believe that person will be far more supportive of RTA so we need to be mindful.