Jay Gonzalez on Technology
Accepted challenge to ride the T for 5 days
Commuters on the MBTA should not expect to see Gov. Charlie Baker among the straphangers anytime soon. Responding to a frustrated MBTA rider who called in during a radio appearance, Baker said he is focused on improving the reliability of the MBTA
system but views it as his job to "make sure folks like you can have a reliable and predictable trip," not necessarily to ride it himself.
Democrat Jay Gonzalez--who is hoping to be the party's nominee for governor this fall--commuted from
Baker's Swampscott home to the State House earlier this week as part of a social media challenge to public officials to take the T for at least five days.
Gonzalez, who said he would occasionally take the T if elected governor,
responded to the governor's radio appearance in a tweet. "I took what would be his commute on public transportation earlier this week," Gonzalez wrote. "Not sure what he is afraid of."
Source: The Metro on 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial race
, Mar 8, 2018
Don't just re-arrange deck chairs on Transportation Titanic
It's time to get serious about our transportation system. We need a Governor who will be honest about what needs to be done, and who will be courageous enough to do it. If all we do is rearrange the chairs on the deck of the Transportation Titanic,
all we will get is more efficient seating on a sinking ship.
That's why I support the Fair Share Tax, which would ask people who make over $1 million a year to pay more in income taxes to fund investments in transportation and education.
The tax would generate an additional $2 billion per year.
We desperately need new revenue for our transportation system.
The condition of our transportation infrastructure and commute times in Massachusetts are among the worst in the country, and they are getting worse under the Baker Administration.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign website jay4ma.com
, Dec 12, 2017
High-speed rail between Springfield and Boston
Gonzalez voiced support building high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston. That project, among other infrastructure improvements, should be a priority, he said, citing his work on former Gov. Deval Patrick's $3 billion bridge repair initiative in
2008. "The Western part of the state has gotten the shaft for decades when it comes to transportation funding," Gonzalez said. "I'm committed to being governor of this whole state."
Source: MassLive.com on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Apr 3, 2017
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