City of Boston to receive over $14.9 million to invest in roads

BOSTON – Recently, State Representative David Biele joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that includes $375 million in bond authorizations for transportation needs across the state, including $200 million for the state’s Chapter 90 program, which provides municipalities with a reliable funding source for transportation-related improvements, including road and bridge repairs.

Under the legislation, the City of Boston is scheduled to receive over $14.9 million for local roadway,
bridges, and infrastructure improvements. This legislation also authorizes $175 million in programs that will support various transportation-related projects.

This includes $25 million for each of the following:

  • the municipal small bridge program;
  • the complete streets program;
  • a bus transit infrastructure program;
  • grants to increase access to mass transit and commuter rail stations;
  • grants for municipalities and regional transit authorities to purchase electric vehicles and the
    infrastructure needed to support them;
  • funding for pavement and surface improvements on state and municipal roadways; and
    new funding dedicated to additional transportation support based on road mileage.

“I am proud to work with my colleagues in the Legislature to provide resources for improvements to
roadways and brides in the City of Boston and across the Commonwealth,” said Rep. Biele. “This comprehensive piece of legislation highlights a commitment to improving our transportation system in the allocation of historic funding levels for municipal projects, providing local governments the tools they need to take on both maintenance tasks and invest in local infrastructure.”

The bill was signed into law by Governor Maura Healey.

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