Question of the Day: What Do You Think of Mayor Menino's Plan to Re-Route Hazardous Materials?
Let us know what you think in the Comments section below.
As reported on Burlington Patch, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has put forward a plan to re-route trucks carrying hazardous material away from the city and through outlying roadways. Burlington Selectmen Ralph Patuto, who is the board's liaison to the Route 128 3C Committee, stated in last night's meeting that this would mean more hazardous materials coming down Route 128 (I-95). Patuto said this would increase the risk for communities along the highway and endanger both residential areas and sources of drinking water.
Menino has said the move is meant to take the trucks off of Boston's busy and densely packed roadways, where, he says, they pose a greater risk.
“These vehicles simply do not belong on busy roadways in densely populated areas,” Menino said in a July 25 release.
What we want to know today is What do you think of the plan? Do you agree the trucks would be safer on the highway or do you think this just increases the risk for suburban communities?
Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below.