Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced that the Senate passed the so-called “Chapter 90” bond bill to fund local road and bridge repairs, and to continue the legislature’s ongoing commitment to invest in local communities. The bill will provide $200 million in Fiscal Year 2020 for municipal infrastructure improvements across the Commonwealth.
“As a former selectman, I know all too well how critical this funding is to support local infrastructure repairs,” said Senator Moore, who serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets which reviewed the bill. “The improvements made possible by this funding will strengthen transportation opportunities and help ensure that all members of the community have safe, accessible opportunities to move about.”
Chapter 90 funds are allocated using a longstanding formula based on community road miles, population and employment. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives for enactment before returning to the Senate for final approval and then sent to the Governor for their signature. To continue tracking the bill, H.69, visit the legislature’s website, www.malegislature.gov.