edward l. glaeser
Tolls — the solution to Mass. commuting woes
As Beacon Hill prepares to revisit transportation issues early next year, lawmakers should heed those researchers who study happiness have found that morning commutes are the most miserable time of the day. We can’t build our way out of traffic congestion by laying down more highways. Our commutes will only become bearable if Massachusetts starts charging drivers for peak-hour travel — and that, in turn, could yield money to ease the state’s transportation financing woes.