Jon's Vision

Promoting Transit Equity

As someone who doesn’t own a car, public transit and micro-mobility are how Jon lives his life. Whether its taking the #43 bus to the State House, biking to city hall, or walking to Boston Medical Center, Jon depends on our public transit infrastructure to get around. That’s why he’s been a leader on public transit both at the State House and in the community.

Jon voted to pass a $600 million transportation revenue package that funded transportation improvements and also voted to pass a $16 billion transit bond bill to modernize the T and support the ‘Complete Streets’ initiative. He was instrumental in passing the Distracted Driving law. More recently, Jon passed a budget amendment requiring an active effort to immediately advance projects that could be closer to shovel-ready status to capitalize on the upcoming Biden Infrastructure bill.

Jon also stepped up in the community to lead on issues of transit equity. When the MBTA threatened to eliminate the #43 and #55 buses, Jon stepped up to organize our neighborhoods and advocate to save these routes. Jon succeeded in saving both the #43 and #55 buses, lines that serve predominantly Black, Latino, and seniors. 

Jon recognizes the importance of public transit and micro-mobility in our city. He is running for mayor because he will be a champion for safe streets and equitable transit. As mayor, Jon will: 

  1. Treat public transportation as a public good. 
    • Create equitable, affordable, and reliable transit access throughout our entire city, especially in our most underserved and isolated communities. 
    • Increase transit access to low-income riders by providing targeted resources.
  2. Advocate for state and federal funding for vital MBTA projects and its expansion.
  3. Ensure the Allston Interchange Project is completed “at-grade” in order to  increase access to the waterfront, make the roadway safer, decrease maintenance costs, and transform our shoreline to support climate resiliency goals. 
  4. Advocate for a Boston seat on the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board.
  5. Implement protected bike lanes, dedicated bus lanes and micro-mobility options.
  6. Incentivize transit-oriented development.