Legislature Passes Bill Authorizing Chapter 90 Funding
Makes investments in roads, bridges, public transportation, and regional transit authorities
(BOSTON – 7/27/2023) 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.
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, which is particularly helpful for rural communities.
The bill having passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives, it will now be sent to the Governor for her consideration.
Office of Representative Alice H. Peisch
24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133 Massachusetts State House Room 235 (617) 722-2783