Analysis: The Future Of The Mass. Turnpike

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On Beacon Hill this afternoon, the Transportation Committee will hold the first of four planned hearings on the state's infrastructure deficit. Today, legislators plan to discuss public/private partnerships as a funding option.

Amidst the debate over what Massachusetts should do with its Big Dig debt and turnpike costs, we thought it would be interesting to compare it with similar roadways outside the state.

So, WBUR's Bob Oakes turned to Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies at The Reason Foundation, a free-market think tank. In a survey earlier this year, he ranked the Mass. Pike as the most inefficient toll road in the United States.

This program aired on December 3, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.