86% of MA Residents Polled Support Public Transit Changes Aimed at Reducing Car Trips





Massachusetts residents see the need for action at all levels. Over half of Massachusetts residents name climate change (54%) or global warming (53%) as a “high priority” for state government, continuing a steady rise from 2011. Majorities support a variety of state-level policy initiatives to deal with climate change, including the Transportation and Climate Initiative championed by the Baker administration (66% total support). Improving public transportation to reduce car trips was most popular (86%). Both of these findings echo other recent MPG polls on transportation.  The Merrimack Valley TMA is working closely with our legislators to address this issue!