Report recommends Congestion Pricing in Boston

A group of Massachusetts business leaders called A Better City and the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute is out with a new report on transportation funding in the state for everything from the T to tunnels to bridges.

It is not a happy report. Instead, it paints a portrait of dire need and gnawing neglect, starting with the forecast of an $8.4 billion funding gap between 2019 and 2028.

Closing that gap between what the state’s transportation funding needs are and what it will have on hand to spend is just the start, though, according to the report: “If we can close the financing gap presented here, we will have brought our system up to 20th century standards a quarter of the way through the 21st century.”