Walsh’s legislative skills needed on transportation

By: CommonWealth


Joseph Giglio, professor of strategy at Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business and his colleague Charles Chieppo, say that "A new mayor provides an opportunity for new thinking about Boston-area transportation." They are looking toward Mayor Walsh to make a change, and Giglio and Chieppio's transportation studies suggest that minimizing congestion by enacting a price could boost the economy in parallel efforts. They also suggest utilizing the set up of an infrastructure bank - "a fund that offers loans and other financial assistance to public entities or public-private partnerships that sponsor [transit] projects." The two experts also cite 'one integrated [transportation] system', 'better taxi service', and a focus on short term and long term strategy for 'maintaining what we have', as ways to move forward into a new mayoral tenure.