Report sounds alarm on $8.4 billion shortfall in Mass. transportation revenues

Massachusetts faces an $8.4 billion shortfall in revenues needed to ensure that state roads and bridges and MBTA infrastructure are in a state of good repair over the next ten years, according to a new report, which calls on the state to agree on an updated reform and revenue plan for the next decade and beyond.

A Better City, a group of business leaders focused on the Boston region’s economic health and competitiveness, concluded in its 80-page report that the funding shortfall at the MBTA between 2019 and 2028 is $1.9 billion while the biggest gap, $6.5 million, is at MassHighway, which is responsible for state roads and bridges.