The bill authorizes a total investment of $1.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2013, including $885 million in state funds that leverage federal funds for state road, bridge, rail and regional transit projects, continuing funding for the final year of the five-year 2008 Transportation Bond Bill.
“Our transportation infrastructure had suffered from years of neglect, so this Administration started rebuilding roads, rails and bridges in every corner of our state and creating thousands of jobs,” said Governor Patrick. “This is how we are strengthening our state’s economy and quality of life for the long term.”
In addition to the five-year Transportation Bond Bill, the Patrick-Murray Administration has made significant additional investments through the 2008 Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP), the largest statewide infrastructure investment program ever. ABP has already reduced the number of structurally-deficient bridges by nearly 20 percent.
Governor Patrick last month also signed the Chapter 90 funding bill to provide cities and towns with $200 million in state funds for local road and bridge projects for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2012.
The Transportation bill also includes Greenway Conservancy Board changes. The Board is now subject to the state opening meetings law and is reconstituted with 21 members, including members chosen from nominees selected by the board from a list of names provided by the Governor, area Senator and Representative, Mayor of Boston, Secretaries of Transportation and Energy and Environmental Affairs, and local neighborhood associations.
RMV: New Boston Branch Location Opens Monday, September 15 posted on Sep 12
On Monday, September 15, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division will welcome customers to its new location in Boston’s Haymarket Center. The new branch is MassDOT owned and has been designed to improve efficiency and enhance customer privacy. The location also offers an E-ZPass …Continue Reading RMV: New Boston Branch Location Opens Monday, September 15
Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2 posted on Sep 12
The Green Line Extension (GLX) Working Group will meet in October as follows: Thursday, October 2, 4:00-6:00pm, Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville The focus of the meeting is intended to be an interactive session, discussing construction and upcoming community …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2
Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service posted on Sep 11
MassDOT in partnership with Peter Pan Bus Lines today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a public/private partnership …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service