43 Alerts From the MASSACHUSETTS Tag

Who Will Fix Rural Roads and Bridges? NMA E-Newsletter #413

The chronic underinvestment in infrastructure dates back to the Reagan Administration. Since the 1980’s, public spending on water and transportation infrastructure fell from around one percent to 0.6 percent of the annual U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Instead of renewing or building additional infrastructure to keep up with population and current technology, government officials have […]

Oppose anti-motorist amendments to H4565

The Massachusetts governor is considering bill H4565, “an act modernizing municipal finance and government.” Among the many provisions, mostly supported by the governor, are two added at the last minute to a “must pass” bill: 1. Cities may lower speed limits to 20 or 25 mph at will, without any reason and without formerly-required state […]

Massachusetts House authorizes 20 mph speed limits everywhere

The Massachusetts House passed a bill authorizing towns to post 20 mph on all streets on their control.  These limits would not require any safety justification or engineering study.  They would simply be a way to create speed traps. The bill is House 4397 as amended.  The problematic language is amendment 30, added at the […]

2016 First Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #376

The NMA continues to advocate for motorists’ rights at the national, state and local level. Legislatures across the country took up a broad range of motorists’ issues in the first quarter of 2016. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related issues we addressed. Arizona Opposed House Bill 2366 which would revise Arizona’s red-light camera law […]

Roundabouts Generate Mixed Reactions from Members: NMA E-Newsletter #368

Roundabouts. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, members always respond with passion when we write about them, as we did in last week’s e-newsletter. We thought we would share a few thoughts covering both sides of the issue. From a New York Member: One local roundabout cost taxpayers over a quarter of a million dollars while […]