Post Content

img_2715

Continuing to prioritize a high level of access to the Commonwealth’s natural resources, and recognizing the economic, recreational, environmental, transit and public health benefits of a state trail network, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today announced additional funding commitments to further develop the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) and increase the budget of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) by 60%, from $1.1 million to $1.8 million. More from the Cape Cod Times:

A crowd of onlookers cheered and clapped as Gov. Charlie Baker and a delegation of Cape legislators crossed the new Cape Cod Rail Trail bridge over Route 134 Wednesday afternoon.

“This, from our point of view, is a wonderful way for us to improve tourism, improve recreation, improve environmental opportunities and improve transportation,” Baker told the crowd gathered in the parking lot at what was once a starting or end point on the rail trail but will now be a connecting point to 3.7 more miles of bike path that stretch through Yarmouth.

“I look forward to watching all the folks in the spandex find their way up the bridge and get going,” he said, smiling.

The event represented the opening of the bike and pedestrian bridge that was installed over the highway in April.

Read more from the Cape Cod Times.

Press Release: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Benefits of 150 Miles of New Trails for Walking and Biking

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito: Infrastructure investments strengthen our communities and economy posted on Jul 25

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito: Infrastructure investments strengthen our communities and economy

Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has injected $2.8 billion into highway infrastructure projects, including roads and bridges, intersection and sidewalk improvements, and bike lanes. Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, MassDOT Secretary Pollack, and Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver visited communities across the Commonwealth highlighting the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito: Infrastructure investments strengthen our communities and economy

Where broadband internet changes everything posted on Jul 5

Where broadband internet changes everything

In May 2017, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Berkshire County leaders to tour downtown small businesses that are benefiting from upgrades made by Charter Communications and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s (MBI) Last Mile Infrastructure Grant Program. The program and investments in broadband   …Continue Reading Where broadband internet changes everything

Lt. Governor Polito announces $19M for downtown Worcester housing posted on Jun 29

Lt. Governor Polito announces $19M for downtown Worcester housing

In Worcester on Wednesday, Lt. Governor Polito announced a $19.8 million funding commitment for the redevelopment of Worcester’s historic Central Building. The commitment, from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and MassHousing, enables the transformation of the vacant downtown Worcester property into 55   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito announces $19M for downtown Worcester housing