|A T worker, inspecting the tracks at Davis station, waits as a Red Line train passes. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)|
Gas tax isn’t a simple cure for Mass. transportation
The trial balloons keep coming for some sort of transportation revenue. There was Lieutenant Governor Murray’s August trial balloon for a gas tax increase. Then public discussions about needing four times more funding to maintain the Big Dig tunnels and Governor Patrick’s trip to attend President Obama’s press conference on federal transportation legislation. Make no mistake about it: There will be a push to raise transportation revenues, mostly like through the gas tax, in the coming year.