The Alliance for Business Leadership is pleased to join A Better City, Boston Society of Architects, MAPC, MASCO, Transportation for Massachusetts, and the Urban Land Institute in signing a white paper entitled The Route to Growth: Capacity Investments Critical for Region’s Future.

The report discusses the implications the recent MBTA crisis has had on not only the City of Boston, but the entire Commonwealth – and the importance of the MBTA to our state’s economy. The MBTA’s assessment area today comprises 175 communities and almost 4.7 million people – close to 70% of the Massachusetts population1 – proving that people from every corner of the Commonwealth rely on the system. The report analyzes the MBTA’s current predicament and offers resolutions for a bright future.

See the entire report below. For further information, please contact Justin Backal Balik, justinb@abettercity.org or 617.502.6244.

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Northeastern University: Blue Ribbon Panel on Financing the MBTA http://www.northeastern.edu/dukakiscenter/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/BlueRibbon_Background.pdf