This week, State Representative David Biele joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing legislation to fund local street and road infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth under the state’s Chapter 90 program.
The bill distributes $200 million in state funds to cities and towns for roadway infrastructure projects such as resurfacing, sidewalks, traffic control, lighting and drainage. Funding is allocated based on road mileage within the municipality, population, and employment. Local municipalities decide how to utilize this funding.
This year, the City of Boston is set to receive over $14.9 million in funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the Chapter 90 legislation—an increase from last year.
In addition to the $200 million allocation, the bill includes a municipal grant program to support public transit systems and small bridges.
“These funds will support infrastructure projects in the City of Boston and act as resource to improve the safety and reliability of our streets and sidewalks,” said Rep. Biele. “It is crucial that we continue to invest in transportation, and I was proud to join my colleagues in securing funds for local roadway improvements.”
The bill unanimously passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the Massachusetts State Senate for consideration.