Come hear from Governor Maura Healey as she addresses Chamber members as the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth.
9:45am - 11:00am
The Westin Copley
Hear from a panel of professionals on how apprenticeship programs are creating a more robust and diverse talent pipeline.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Another Age Productions
Join us for our highly anticipated Annual Meeting, Greater Boston's top business convening of the year.
4:30pm - 8:00pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Expand your DEI professional development with a virtual workshop focused specifically on LGBTQIA+ identities and inclusion.
Join our Transformational DEI Certificate! Our comprehensive learning & development offerings are designed to connect and grow strong leaders who lead both inside and out of the office.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For nearly 30 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
The Massachusetts Apprentice Network convenes employers, training providers, and talent sources interested in developing and implementing apprenticeship programs in occupations across industries and statewide in fields such as tech, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
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How would a gas tax impact you? This interactive gas tax calculator is designed to help you calculate what a gas tax increase might mean for your monthly gas costs. A modest increase per driver could mean a major decrease in your commute times. Test it out below! For mobile use please click here.
What’s the cost for a gas tax increase?
In October 2019, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce outlined the need for transportation revenue and proposed options for generating it, including a gas tax increase of 5 cents each year for three years. In Massachusetts, a 5-cent gas tax increase would amount to an average of $2.17 per passenger vehicle per month in additional costs, based on a conservative fuel efficiency assumption of 20 miles per gallon. Increasing the gas tax by five cents per year for three years would result in a total average additional monthly cost of $6.50 per vehicle by year three. The gas tax calculator lets individuals see the impact based on their situation.
While the gas tax has increased by just three cents since 1991 and lagged inflation, fares for public transit – the most affordable option for low- and moderate- income residents, and in some cases, the only option – have outpaced inflation. The MBTA combined bus and subway monthly pass increased by $15 over the most recent three-year period, rising from $75 in 2016 to $90 in 2019. Commuter rail fares rose by upwards of $60 in some zones during the same time frame. Meanwhile, the state’s busiest regional transit authority (RTA), the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, in 2018 increased monthly passes by $9 from $45 to $54.
While the impacts of a gas tax increase are generally modest, there are some areas that rely more on driving or those with household incomes below the statewide median that may feel the impact more acutely. To mitigate those impacts, the state can look at making equitable investments to ensure that all residents see a stronger transportation system that supports economic growth and includes viable alternatives to driving. In many cases, these investments would have the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions to help the state reach its goal of net zero by 2050:
For more information on the Chamber’s transportation work, please see our issues and impact page.