MBTA’s Runaway Crisis: Legacy of Neglect Demands Comprehensive Reform

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with Andrew Bagley, Vice President for Policy and Research at Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, about their recent report entitled, The MBTA Crisis is Complicated – Fixing It Will Be Too, diving into the details on why the T is in crisis and what the public must demand of policy makers to get it back on track.

Guest:

Andrew Bagley is Vice President for Policy and Research at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), which he joined in 2007. He prepares tax revenue forecasts for the state, analyzes state revenues, capital budgets and spending plans, transportation finances, the impact of demographics on the state’s economy, the state’s unfunded liabilities and the Stabilization Fund. In 1989 Mr. Bagley co-founded International Strategies Inc., an Internet software company developing tools for global trade for Fortune 500 clients and sold the company in 2006. Previously he was Deputy Secretary and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade in the second Dukakis administration and staff member to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental economist at GCA Technology and a bio-medical researcher at Thermo Electron working on artificial heart pumps. Mr. Bagley has a B.A. in government and philosophy from Colby College, an M.A. in economics from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in city and regional planning from Harvard University where he was a department scholar.

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