Bill includes over $14.6 million for roads and bridges in the City of Boston

Recently, Representative David Biele joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in voting to pass legislation to fund municipal infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth under the state’s Chapter 90 program. 

The bill allocates $200 million projects involving municipal roadways and bridges, and the City of Boston is scheduled to receive over $14.6 million in funding under the legislation.

The Chapter 90 bill distributes state funds to cities and towns for 100% reimbursement for eligible roadway infrastructure projects such as resurfacing, sidewalks, traffic control, lighting and drainage.  Local municipalities decide how to utilize state funding. 

In addition to allocating funds for local infrastructure projects, the Chapter 90 legislation also allocates an additional $200 million for state rail and transit projects.  The bill also authorizes $1.5 billion in bonding for federal highway projects, with the federal government reimbursing 80% of those costs. 

 “Transportation and local infrastructure are two of the biggest issues facing our neighborhoods, especially given the growth of the South Boston community and the City of Boston,” said Rep. Biele. “I was proud to support this bill which makes crucial investments in local roadway infrastructure, as well as rail and transit systems.  We must continue to find ways to invest in our transportation infrastructure.”

The bill unanimously passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the Massachusetts State Senate for consideration.