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Gabriel Gomez: Let the people decide if rail needed to Western Mass

On a question related to Western Massachusetts, regarding the need for infrastructure improvements and a high speed rail line between Western Massachusetts and Boston, both Sullivan and Gomez said they would be guided by feedback from the people of Massachusetts regarding whether a rail line was needed. Winslow spoke generally about support for infrastructure investment. Both Winslow and Gomez also stressed the need to lower government spending.
Source: Springfield Republican on 2013 MA Senate debates Mar 28, 2013

Martha Coakley: Make federal research-and-development tax credit permanent

Coakley has called for continuing government investment in key industries and research to spur job growth in Massachusetts. She has proposed making the federal research-and-development tax credit permanent. The tax break aimed at helping businesses create and improve their products had a Dec. 31 expiration date. She also wants to offer small businesses a "Work Opportunity Tax Credit" included in legislation that would reward small businesses for hiring certain workers.

Coakley also supports President Obama's call for the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Fund to identify and invest in the most promising new manufacturing technologies to revitalize a job sector that once drove the Massachusetts economy but has evaporated in former hubs like Lowell, Lawrence and Fitchburg.

"To stop the escalation of unemployment and get America back to work, we must develop a comprehensive approach to create new jobs, encourage hiring, and grow the economy," Coakley said

Source: Lowell Sun on 2010 MA Senate debate Jan 8, 2010

Alan Khazei: Focus on mobility as key determinants of senior wellness

Q: In the course of fixing our roads and bridges, do you support policies to improve roadway design to make sure that streets are safe for all persons regardless of age, physical ability and mode of transportation?A: For the elderly and disabled, mobility is one of the key determinants of health and wellness and the main predictor of their ability to stay at home through infirmity. The ARRA affords a unique opportunity to upgrade our obsolete infrastructure to conform to best practice guidelines. I am fully supportive of AARP's "Complete Streets" initiative aimed to improve roadway design to make sure that streets are safe for all persons regardless of age, physical ability, & mode of transportation. I favor working closely with planning agencies to create multimodal accommodations that strike a right balance in our transportation system.
Source: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: MA Senate Dec 1, 2009

Jack Robinson: Supports Complete Streets policy for all ages & abilities

Q: In the course of fixing our roads and bridges, do you support policies to improve roadway design to make sure that streets are safe for all persons regardless of age, physical ability and mode of transportation?A: The candidate chose not to make additional comments.
Source: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: MA Senate Dec 1, 2009

Martha Coakley: Take into account drivers' abilities, from teens to seniors

Q: In the course of fixing our roads and bridges, do you support policies to improve roadway design to make sure that streets are safe for all persons regardless of age, physical ability and mode of transportation?A: Building safe roadways benefits everyone. As we rebuild our nation's infrastructure, our roadways should be designed for everyone's safe use. As Senator, I would support policies to improve roadway designs to accommodate drivers and pedestrians. Furthermore, I support policies that take into account various modes of transportation, degrees of experience in driving, and abilities of drivers from different age groups, from teenagers to seniors.
Source: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: MA Senate Dec 1, 2009

Michael Capuano: $6B to restore MA roads, bridges, and tunnels

Q: In the course of fixing our roads and bridges, do you support policies to improve roadway design to make sure that streets are safe for all persons regardless of age, physical ability and mode of transportation?A: As a member of the House Committee of Transportation and Infrastructure, I am committed to restoring our nation's roads and bridges--and tunnels. I have introduced legislation that would mandate for tunnels the same inspection schedule that the Department of Transportation requires for bridges. I have secured for Massachusetts more than $6 billion dollars for highways and mass transit through the TEA-21 program. I support Complete Streets planning and design, and I have urged that provisions for it be included in the next Highway Bill.
Source: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: MA Senate Dec 1, 2009

Stephen Pagliuca: Require federal fundees to adopt Complete Street principles

Q: In the course of fixing our roads and bridges, do you support policies to improve roadway design to make sure that streets are safe for all persons regardless of age, physical ability and mode of transportation?A: Because both men and women are now outliving their driving abilities, we need to start making major changes in our country's transportation options to avoid trapping older Americans in their homes. And all Americans can benefit from adopting the design principles of Complete Streets: streets that are designed to be safe for everyone using them--kids on bikes, bus riders, pedestrians, and motorists. Congress should push states to use Complete Streets principles on highway projects using the stimulus funds. I support S.584, which will require all states and municipalities receiving funds to adopt Complete Street principles
Source: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: MA Senate Dec 1, 2009

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