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March 23, 2016

Massachusetts transportation leaders to discuss future of infrastructure in the Commonwealth

Thomas M. McGee, Stephanie Pollack, Frank DePaola, and Richard A. Dimino join WGBH’s Jim Braude to discuss everything from fare hikes, to ride sharing legislation, to raising taxes for infrastructure investment.

BOSTON - On Monday, March 28th the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in partnership with WGBH, will host a panel discussion on the future of infrastructure in the Commonwealth. The panel will focus on the most recent changes facing Massachusetts transportation, from the increased fares for the MBTA to the new legislation surrounding ride sharing services. WGBH Greater Boston host Jim Braude will moderate the discussion.

WHAT: A panel discussion on the future of Infrastructure in the Commonwealth
Thomas M. McGee, State Senator and Co-Chairman of the Joint Transportation Committee
Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation
Frank DePaola, General Manager of the MBTA
Richard A. Dimino, President and CEO of A Better City (ABC)
Moderated by Jim Braude, Host of WGBH Greater Boston

WHEN: Monday, March 28, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125

The event is OPEN PRESS RSVP to

About the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Since opening in March of 2015 the Institute has hosted nearly 10,000 students from across the Commonwealth, and has hosted public programming events in both Boston and Washington, DC that have included speakers from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to Congressman John Lewis, to Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez.

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