Monday, January 28, 2013

Latest from Friends of Meridian Street: Waiting for a response

The latest from Friends of Meridian Street:
It's time for our elected officials of East Boston, ( U.S. Congressman Michael E. Capuano, Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Councilor Sal LaMattina, Representative Carlo Basile ), officials of Massport and the Massachusetts Dept. of Trasportation (Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, Massport CEO Thomas Glynn)  to respond publicly about what is being done about the Logan Airport taxis continuing to use the public streets of East Boston.

 The The Martin A. Coughlin Bypass Road at a cost of $23.5 million and the Chelsea Street Bridge at a cost of $125.3 million project of taxpayers money should have solved this. The spending of $148.8 million dollars of the taxpayers money for the Martin Coughlin Bypass Road (Massport CEO Thomas Glynn "The road will provide limited commercial access between Logan Airport and Chelsea Street, near the Chelsea Street Bridge. The new road is expected to improve traffic on residential streets significantly by removing commercial airport traffic from Eastie streets, and improve air quality by reducing vehicle emissions such as volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen.") and the Chelsea Street Bridge,

(“I am very pleased that the Chelsea Street Bridge is now open,” said Representative Carlo Basile. “This new, state-of-the-art bridge serves as a vital connection for the people of East Boston to the surrounding communities and its opening will significantly help ease the traffic burdens for our neighborhood.")

 Let's have a response publicly what you are doing about this ongoing problem!
Source: Paul Howes 1/28