Rafael Mares

Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation

Stories by Rafael Mares

MA transportation system is falling behind

MA transportation system is falling behind

Repair costs are rising as revenue continues to lag

ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH, our infrastructure is in desperate need of modernization and expansion, from our roads to bridges, to trains and buses, to subway and rail stations, to bike paths and more. Investments in transportation can connect us to jobs, education, and healthcare, reduce the time we spend stuck in traffic or waiting for a(...)

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Kinder Morgan’s pipe dream is economic nightmare

Kinder Morgan’s pipe dream is economic nightmare

CLF positions on T fare hike, natural gas are consistent

THE JANUARY 22 opinion piece (“CLF’s contradictory philosophies”) by Anthony Buxton, an attorney for the energy company Kinder Morgan, argues that the Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) policy positions on MBTA fare hikes and electric consumer-funded natural gas pipelines are somehow contradictory. The problem with Attorney Buxton’s argument is that increasing gas pipeline capacity would neither(...)

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Getting smart about transportation spending

Getting smart about transportation spending

Mass. taking big step forward with system that will score proposed projects

MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT transportation spending is a little like shopping for dinner at the supermarket. Chances are that you considered a number of factors before you got to the checkout counter. You consulted nutrition labels and compared prices. You planned around your family’s individual preferences and health needs and considered how foods would pair up.(...)

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