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People can easily get to jobs within the city that they ordinarily wouldn’t be able to reach. It’s a means to economic growth. — Susan Sullivan, Executive Director, Weymouth
Jobs are often located in parts of the city where there’s traffic and no parking. People need to get to those jobs. — Paul Holmes, IT Consultant, Cambridge
It’s a lifeline to what matters most in our lives — work, health care, education and worship. And it’s good for the planet. — Mela Miles, Organizer, Roxbury
I don’t have a car. It’s the only way to get around. — Kamari James, Student, Roslindale
It’s about getting people from origin to destination. As a child in Chicago I rode the train to work and school and had the opportunity to see the city and meet people. — Gerald Francis, Transit Company Executive, South Boston
At any point you can up and go. If you plan accordingly, you can get to your destination without worrying about parking and traffic. — Devin Edwards, Legislative Aide, Mattapan
What do you think is the importance of public transportation?