Straus lays out rationale for transpo revenues

With the House preparing to take up transportation funding legislation this week, Rep. William Straus explains the rationale behind many of the bill’s provisions.

Straus, the House chair of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, is one of the architects of the bill, which hikes the gas tax by 5 cents, raises fees on ride-hailing apps, increases the minimum corporate income tax, and eliminates a sales tax exemption on rental cars. All in all, it is expected to raise roughly $600 million a year.

Straus appeared on the CommonWealth Codcast and was interviewed by Shira Schoenberg and Bruce Mohl.