My Strategy Highlights a Bullet Train from Boston to Central MA to Grow Our State's Economy and Prepare Us for Population Growth

Alex Mendez

  • Strengthens the Middle-Class
  • Grows Our Economy
  • Creates Jobs
  • ​Fixes Traffic
  • ​Accelerates Scientific Innovation
  • Prepares Us for a Better Future

Here's a clip from a 2016 video panel between me and Keenan - we weren't allowed to talk to each other.  We can do better.  Think Big. Get Serious.

Think Big.  Get Serious.

As we grow our economy, we need to care about the socio-economic well-being and health of all people.

  • This requires steering our economic system towards helping people and creating wealth, instead of stripping it away and hurting them.
  • Our goal is to ensure a High Quality of Life for all people,
    • Where people can make a living wage,
    • with affordable housing,
    • in safe clean neighborhoods

3. Invest in Science in MA

1. Invest in People

Our Problems: 1 Minute Video

Instagram/Twitter: @MendezForSenate

"Debate" Video Clip:

Keenan v. Mendez 2016 - We Can Do Better.

Let's Think Big about the Three Biggest Problems that affect us locally and globally:

  • Population Growth
  • ​Economic Decline
  • Climate Change

My Response: 1 Minute Video

We grow our economy and prepare for a safe future by:

  • Building Large-Scale Infrastructure Systems for:
    • ​Transit (Roads, Rails, Bullet Train), Renewable Energy, Clean Water, Affordable Suburban Housing, and Reliable Internet for Our Entire State;​​

5 Minute Video Explaing our 3 Biggest Problems

  • Emphasizing the Trades in Higher Education to Build Our Sustainable Modern Infrastructure

Investing in Science, Infrastructure, and People produces the Broad Economic Growth we need to give all people a living wage, affordable housing, debt free education, and more...

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An Actual Plan for MA

Think Big and Get Serious in Massachusetts

Researching and Developing Renewable Energy Systems, Installing Them, and Teaching People Skills to Help Develop Them or Install Them are Great Examples of: Investing in Science, Infrastructure, and People.  

Let's Do More Projects Like That

Video: Describing Innovation Hubs and their Importance for our future.

What is an "Innovation Hub?"

2. Invest in Infrastructure

Objectives Achieved with

My Strategy:

​​​These projects will:

  • Speed Up Our Transition to Renewable Energy, 
  • Create Jobs and Opportunity
  • Grow the Middle Class,
  • Prepare Our State for Resource Security in an Ever-Changing World.

Quick 60 Second Video Explaining Our Problems

I'm Alex Mendez, Independent

Video: 60-Second Breakdown of 

My Proposed Infrastructure Projects for MA

An "Innovation Hub" is a collection of institutions, like scientific Research and Development companies and Universities, in a close regional proximity that accelerate the rate of scientific breakthroughs.  The innovation and financial sectors in Boston and Cambridge make up our state's Innovation Hub.


An additional benefit, is that Innovation Hubs improve the local economies that surround them by feeding peripheral and support industries, such as local restaurants and construction companies.

We Should Also Grow Our Innovation Hub in MA

We grow our Innovation Hub into Central MA by: building a bullet train and laying the foundational infrastructure for economic growth and population growth in Central MA.

Those projects will:

  • Decrease Congestion in Greater Boston,
  • Lower Rent​ and Reduce Traffic, making our state more economically attractive for innovative businesses,
  • Accelerate Scientific Innovation​, and
  • Improve Life for All of Us in Massachusetts

​We do it by

  • Investing in Large Scale Infrastructure Projects and Science to create jobs, grow the economy and the middle class,
  • Prioritizing Health, Family, and Community
  • Prioritizing Education, by:
    • Reforming Higher Education, so people can have less debt and a better education, and
    • Emphasizing STEM and the Trades, so people can have mores skill for our science heavy Future Economy.

We're in trouble because our politicians think too small.  The time for thinking small is over.

It's Time to Think Big, and Get Serious

My Strategy for Broad Economic Growth in MA:

More on 'Think Big. Get Serious."

The time for thinking small is over.

​We Invest in Scientific Innovation by:

  • Directing Federal Funds for Biomedical and Tech Research and Development to Institutions in Our State, to invigorate our existing Innovation Hub;
  • Expanding our State's Infrastructure to Central MA to bolster applied sciences and grow our Innovation Hub;
  • Showcasing Our State as a Forward-Thinking Leader to attract global innovators to our state; 
  • Emphasizing STEM in Education, so our students can meet the needs of Innovation Sector Businesses in MA and meet the scientific needs of the future.