With a major international airport, highway, toll plaza and the MBTA Blue Line in his district, it made sense for Speaker Robert DeLeo to appoint Rep. Adrian Madaro as the new House Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation.
Madaro will serve alongside the Committee’s Chair Rep. William Straus (D-Mattapoisett) on the House side. Madaro and Straus will work closely with their colleagues and the Committee’s counterparts on the Senate side, Chair Joseph Boncore (D-WInthrop) and Vice Chair Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow).
Since being elected in 2015, Madaro has taken the lead on issues related to Logan Airport impacts and mitigation, MBTA late night service and the Red Line/Blue LIne Connector as well as issues facing his East Boston constituents like traffic and regional congestion.
Madaro’s work on transportation is rooted in a commitment to the priorities of the Commonwealth, including his transit-heavy First Suffolk district, which encompasses stretches of both Interstate 90 and Route 1, five MBTA subway lines, Logan Airport, and the Boston Harbor.
Since being elected Madaro has advocated for a ferry in Eastie, improvements to the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza project, increase in Massport mitigation to surrounding communities, late night MBTA service as well as addressing other transportation needs and improvements in the district.
“I want to thank Speaker DeLeo and my colleagues for entrusting me with one of the state’s top fiscal and policy priorities,” said Madaro. “I’m honored and thrilled to be appointed Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee. I’m excited to continue working on the important transit issues that deeply impact East Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth’s transportation system is the driver that ensures our economic success. Still, Massachusetts requires a new revenue mechanism to make necessary investments in our infrastructure to secure a statewide vision for a modern transportation system.”
Rep. Adrian Madaro, who represents East Boston, was appointed Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation.