State Sen. Bruce Tarr, a Republican that represents both Hamilton and Wenham, talks about the plan to increase state funding to cities and towns for highway projects.
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Transportation improvements are necessary to keep the economy growing, North Shore government leaders and businesspeople said at a forum this week.
North Shore leaders at the state and local level laid out the need for increased transportation spending this week, arguing that work will never cost less than it does now and continued improvements will help boost the economy. The forum, held at the Old Town Hall in Salem, was organized by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. In addition to a panel that included MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott and state Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian, about 100 people looked on from the audience including Wenham's MAPC representative, Harriet Davis. "Can we make the case we need to do something about transportation?" asked state Senator Tom McGee, D-Lynn, chairman of the Legislature's transportation committee. Salem Mayor Kimberley …