Walsh Tackles Transportation Issues In State Of The City Address


Mayor Marty Walsh

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mayor Marty Walsh delivered his annual State of the City address at Symphony Hall Tuesday night.

Walsh tackled a number of key topics and initiatives in his speech, including concerns about transportation.

"Every day, I talk to people about their commutes," Walsh said. "What I hear, and see, are traffic jams, delayed trains, not enough buses. It’s not just a headache—it’s a threat to the future of our economy."

Walsh announced new efforts to reduce congestion and improve transportation in Boston, including launching a Transportation Action Committee in East Boston. He also advocated for the city to have a seat on the MBTA board.

"Our city and residents are the largest payer into the MBTA," said Walsh. "This is Boston. We’ve never been big fans of 'taxation without representation.' You deserve a voice."

Other major topics that Walsh addressed included education, with Walsh announcing a commitment to provide $100 million in funding for Boston Public Schools.

You can watch Walsh's speech and read a transcript here.

WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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