Senate Passes Transportation Bond Bill

May 2, 2013                                                

Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham) voted today to pass a $300 million transportation bond bill financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system. The funds provided in this bond bill can be used by every municipality in the state for highway construction, preservation and improvement projects, and maintaining, repairing, improving and constructing town and county ways and bridges. The funding represents an increase of 50% from the fiscal year 2013 allotment.

“This legislation provides much-needed funding to our cities and towns for transportation projects essential to keeping Massachusetts roads safe and efficient for residents,” said Senator Ross. “During such troubling economic times, it is imperative that we provide this assistance to our municipalities to make necessary repairs and improvements and to foster job creation in our communities.”

The bill was passed by the House of Representatives last week, and will now be placed before Governor Deval Patrick. The funding will be dependent upon Governor Patrick’s approval.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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