According to a new poll by MassINC Polling Group, commuters are feeling the effects of the transportation system’s problems in very personal ways.
For a large portion of those with the longest commutes, the frustration of being stuck on the roads or transit has led them to consider changing jobs, or leaving the region altogether. They paint a picture of a public that has not seen much progress on transportation over the past 5 years, and who are feeling a real emotional strain from their increasingly difficult commutes.
Among the poll’s major findings, 66% of voters think “urgent action” is needed to address transportation issues in Massachusetts and 80% support a general call for new money to invest in the transportation system.
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