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Senate Approves Boost to Local Transportation Aid

May 2, 2013

(BOSTON) – Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today that the Senate passed legislation calling for a $100 million increase over Chapter 90 funding from last year, as part of a $300 million local transportation funding package for Fiscal Year 2014.

“Investment in our local road and bridges is essential to the lives of our residents and the economic health of our communities,” said Spilka. “This is a significant and much-needed boost for each city and town across the state and will give our partners at the local level additional resources to help accelerate these important projects.”

Communities can use Chapter 90 funds for local projects such as rebuilding or repairing roads and bridges. The rates of funding are based on a formula that factors in each community’s total road miles, population, and employment.

Below is a breakdown of the funding towns in the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk district are set to receive under this bill:

  • Ashland – $687,386 in funding, an increase of $229,129
  • Framingham – $2,863,194 in funding, an increase of $954,398
  • Franklin – $1,382,441 in funding, an increase of $460,814
  • Holliston – $760,929 in funding, an increase of $253,643
  • Hopkinton – $959,188 in funding, an increase of $319,729
  • Medway – $617,259 in funding, an increase of $205,753
  • Natick – $1,512,525 in funding, an increase of $504,175

The bill will now go to the Governor for his approval.

 

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