… Rafael Mares, a transit advocate and vice president for the Conservation Law Foundation who urged the T to limit the increases to 5 percent, celebrated the agreement as “a significant victory.” “We will not give up on the ultimate goal of 5 percent, which more closely tracks inflation, but this is a huge improvement,”… Continue reading Future MBTA Fare Hikes Would be Limited to 7 Percent Under Proposed State Budget
… “It’s out of love. I care deeply about public transportation. And I care deeply about the MBTA and all the regional transit authorities,” said Rafael Mares, a vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation. “The criticisms are meant not about having less of it but about more of it. … It means a lot to… Continue reading It’s complicated: Boston’s love-hate relationship with the MBTA
… Rafael Mares, a vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation, said he worries that would inconvenience the riders who need the service most. “They could at least dull the impact on the populations that have been impacted disproportionately here,” he said. … Read more here…
Conservation Law Foundation president, Bradley Campbell, and Rafael Mares, a vice president who leads its transit advocacy, attended the Government Center event Monday, both to celebrate the completion of the Blue Line renovations and, like Capuano, in support of the extension.
… “We applaud the governor’s efforts to create more EV infrastructure,” said Ben Tettlebaum, a staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation in Portland. “It’s a step in the right direction.” … Read the full story here…
Rafael Mares, CLF’s vice president and director of Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice, writes in his letter to the Boston Globe: “DANTE RAMOS’s March 1 Op-Ed, ‘MBTA fare hikes stink, but they’re needed,’ correctly describes the MBTA’s financial challenges. However, it misses crucial facts, which is understandable, considering the T’s misleading messaging about needing additional… Continue reading MBTA Wrong to Hike Fares
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Charging Up: The Role of States, Utilities, and the Auto Industry in Dramatically Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
Every year, more consumers and businesses in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region are plugging in their cars to run on electricity and avoid the gasoline pump. The result is a win-win for people and the environment.
Cars, trucks, and buses are the largest and fastest-growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, states are struggling to maintain public transit infrastructure, highways, and bridges in the face of scant funding and skyrocketing costs. These problems, though far-reaching, have solutions, though finding them will take investment, political will, and tenacity.