Our public transportation systems, roads, bridges, and bike paths affect every aspect of our lives, from our access to educational opportunities to our ability to find and maintain good jobs. We need to ensure that residents of our district and state have access to a first-class transportation system, including a commuter rail that is convenient, reliable, and affordable. Our legislature needs to work together to make the North South Rail Link a reality, improving efficiency, mobility, and capacity throughout Massachusetts, New England, and the Northeast Corridor. We need to support programs such as Complete Streets, which I worked on in Westford to facilitate road improvements, including bicycle and walking paths. Complete Streets are streets for everyone, designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.