Massachusetts municipalities are set to receive a boost of $375 in funding after Gov. Maura Healey signed the Chapter 90 conference committee bill. This amount will be used to finance various infrastructure and transit projects, with $200 million of the total funding being specifically allocated towards bridge and road maintenance.
As The Center Square reported:
The governor says the projects are essential to supporting economic development in communities. “This Chapter 90 bill will deliver funds straight to municipalities to support projects that we know are critical to their economic development, including bridge and road maintenance, public transit, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and pedestrian, cyclist and car safety,” Healey said.
MassDOT Secretary Gina Fiandaca credited the program for assisting in municipal planning projects aimed at designing multiple modes of transportation, including improving access for pedestrians and bikers.
“Within this funding, we’re able to provide cities and towns with resources to keep their roads and bridges in good repair,” said MassDOT Secretary Gina Fiandaca. “We’re also able to invest in multi-modal transportation options through grant programs like MassDOT’s Complete Streets program, which helps communities design streets that are accessible to all, whether residents are walking, biking, or traveling by car.”