"Transportation investment will not only make it easier to get to where we need to go, but can transform our economy, improve the environment, and create a better quality of life for us all."
Brendan is committed to fighting for a 21st century transportation system that we can all be proud of. Study after study has shown that Massachusetts is not spending enough money to maintain our roads, sidewalks, bridges, buses, rapid transit and commuter ferries. Brendan is well-versed with transportation policy and will be a strong voice in support of finding ways to adequately fund all modes of transportation.
Brendan joined the Lynn legislative delegation, local officials, businesses, community groups and residents to successfully fight for the prioritization of his proposal known as the Environmental Justice Corridor. The EJC would electrify the commuter rail line from Boston to the North Shore and would increase frequency, which reducing costs to subway-like fares. While this transformative project was approved, he is committed to seeing it funded and operational as soon as possible. He recognizes that the North Shore can no longer afford to wait for access to near rapid transit.
During his time serving on the Lynn City Council, Brendan authored a nationally recognized “Complete Streets” ordinance that mandates the City consider all modes of transportation (pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, those with mobility issues) when planning transportation projects. By passing this ordinance, not only does the City improve access and safety, but it is also eligible for additional state funding.
Brendan has worked on the Lynn Commuter Ferry project since planning initially began. He started as Sen. McGee’s legislative aide advocating for the construction of the ferry terminal to the Seaport Advisory Council and as a State Senator he is now making the case to the Administration that continued commuter ferry service to Boston is a worthy investment and a game changer for the North Shore.