Subways, Not Submarines: Reviving Federal Investment in Public Transportation

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am


Governor Michael Dukakis

Three-term governor of Massachusetts;1988 Democratic nominee for president of the United States; Distinguished Professor Political Science, Northeastern University

Fred Salvucci

Departments Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Former Secretary of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Join us for two keynote presentations and two substantive panel discussions on federal spending, national priorities and mass transit. We will warmly welcome Governor Mike Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and long-time advocate of public transportation (Critical Public Transit Needs for Massachusetts and the Nation) and Fred Salvucci, former Secretary of Transportation, Massachusetts and long-time faculty member in Civil and Environmental Engineering (The Role of the Federal Budget in Improving Public Transit). Our moderator will be Mike Connolly, State Representative-Elect, East Cambridge/East Somerville. Additional panel discussion topics will include: Public Transit for Climate Protection; Upgrading the Red Line and Extending the Green Line; Young People's Needs; Regional Needs; The Fare Share Tax as a New Source for Transit; Revenue People's Transit Budget for MA; The Need to Change Congressional Budget Priorities; Build Passenger Trains Not Nuclear Submarines; and Protecting Public Services.

Coffee, tea and bagels will be provided.

Co-Sponsors: MIT Transit Group, Cambridge Residents Alliance, Mass People's Budget Coalition, Mass Peace Action.  Additional organizations represented include MASSPIRG, City of Somerville, Raise-Up Coalition.