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Massachusetts Transportation Finance Plan Delayed

The much anticipated report, which was to have been sent this Monday to the legislature will not be submitted until January 14th.  The report is to detail how much money is needed to fix crumbling roads and bridges and operate regional transit systems as well as  identify possible sources for the revenue.  Transportation Secretary Richard Davey has said repeatedly that all options are being considered and there will be no short term fixes.

Governor Patrick said he will endorse specific funding plans for the state’s transportation system in either his State of The Commonwealth Speech or his budget message later this month.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.