PVTA http://wamc.org en Transportation Projects Await Approval Of Bond Bill http://wamc.org/post/transportation-projects-await-approval-bond-bill <p>State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey is pressing the Massachusetts Senate to approve a transportation bond bill as a new construction season approaches.&nbsp; The $12.7 billion bond bill approved earlier this month in a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts House includes funding for some long-sought projects in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 84675 at http://wamc.org Transportation Projects Await Approval Of Bond Bill PVTA Seeks State Funding To Build New Bus Repair Facility http://wamc.org/post/pvta-seeks-state-funding-build-new-bus-repair-facility <p>State legislators in Massachusetts are working to write a transportation bond bill. Funding is being sought for a couple of major transportation projects in Springfield.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77379 at http://wamc.org PVTA Seeks State Funding To Build New Bus Repair Facility Massachusetts Senate To Debate Transportation Funding Bill http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-senate-debate-transportation-funding-bill <p>The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday is expected to take up a transportation finance bill.</p><p></p><p></p><p> The Senate leadership is proposing to add $120 million to the $500 million dollar transportation bill approved earlier this week in the Massachusetts House.&nbsp; The Senate bill calls for the same tax increases as the House including a 3 cent per gallon increase in the gasoline tax.&nbsp; The additional money would come from existing revenue streams.&nbsp; Republican State Senator Michael Knapik says higher taxes is a hard sell to the public</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 61936 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Senate To Debate Transportation Funding Bill Transportation Bill Closes Budget Gaps For Regional Transit Authorities http://wamc.org/post/transportation-bill-closes-budget-gaps-regional-transit-authorities <p>The&nbsp; $500 million tax bill approved this week by the Massachusetts House to fund transportation should address the immediate financial needs of the state’s 14 regional transit authorities.&nbsp; But advocates for public transportation say it is a regressive approach that does not meet the demand for more bus and train service.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 61900 at http://wamc.org Transportation Bill Closes Budget Gaps For Regional Transit Authorities Transportation Bill Faces Uncertain Fate In Mass. Senate http://wamc.org/post/transportation-bill-faces-uncertain-fate-mass-senate <p>The Massachusetts House of Representatives is poised to vote on raising taxes, including a 3 cent increase in the gasoline tax, to fund the state’s transportation system.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The $500 million dollar tax increase faces an uncertain fate in the Massachusetts Senate, according to Democratic State Senator James Welch of West Springfield.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:08:59 +0000 Paul Tuthill 61734 at http://wamc.org Transportation Bill Faces Uncertain Fate In Mass. Senate No Fare Hike Expected For PVTA http://wamc.org/post/no-fare-hike-expected-pvta <p>Operators of the largest public transit system in western Massachusetts are not planning to hike fares or cut service to close a projected budget gap.&nbsp; The expectation is that there will be more state funding for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and the rest of the state’s regional transit systems.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:53:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60849 at http://wamc.org No Fare Hike Expected For PVTA PVTA Fare Hikes Rejected By Governing Board http://wamc.org/post/pvta-fare-hikes-rejected-governing-board <p>Riders of the largest public transit system in western Massachusetts no longer have a possible fare hike looming.&nbsp; But, the &nbsp;Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will need more revenue next year to avoid a budget deficit and possible service cuts.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41973 at http://wamc.org PVTA Fare Hikes Rejected By Governing Board Finance Control Board For MBTA Proposed http://wamc.org/post/finance-control-board-mbta-proposed <p>A bipartisan group of&nbsp; Massachusetts State&nbsp; Senators is proposing a new&nbsp; governing board for the MBTA to go along with a $50 million &nbsp;financial bailout.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; State Senator Gale Candaras of Wilbraham says the MBTA, which operates public transit in the greater Boston area, should not get any more money unless management changes.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41370 at http://wamc.org Finance Control Board For MBTA Proposed Possible Transit Fare Hikes Protested http://wamc.org/post/possible-transit-fare-hikes-protested <p><font size="2">The Massachusetts legislature is considering a stop gap funding bill to help out the state&rsquo;s transit authorities.&nbsp; People who depend on public transportation hope it will be enough to avoid fare&nbsp; hikes.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports<br /> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41367 at http://wamc.org Possible Transit Fare Hikes Protested