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MassDOT Public Meeting Tuesday Night at McGlynn Middle School

The state Department of Transportation is required to hold public meetings in advance of developing a long-term financing plan for the state’s transportation system next year.

Residents can hear from state transportation officials and ask questions about the MBTA, MassHighway and more at the McGlynn Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6-8 p.m.

According to a press release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), legislation passed in August requires MassDOT to host at least six public meetings in advance of developing a long-term financing plan for the state’s transportation system next year.

Representatives from each division of MassDOT—RMV, Highway, Aeronautics and MBTA/Rail and Transit—will be available to answer questions and provide information.

The Boston Globe reported that Gov. Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to raise taxes in order to pay for a transportation system—from the MBTA to roads and bridges—that continues to operate in the red. The administration will present a specific proposal by Jan. 7.

“At this point, everything remains on the table,” state Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey told the Globe after one of the recent MassDOT public hearings.

Those who are unable to attend the meetings but wish to submit comments can do so by emailing yourvisionourfuture@dot.state.ma.us.

MassDOT has also set up an informational website about the meetings.

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