Yesterday, the Senate engrossed a bill that would allocate Chapter 90 funding for transportation projects, including repairs to roads and bridges, to support the infrastructure of Massachusetts cities and towns. This $300 million appropriaton reflects a $100 million increase over last year’s $200 million appropriation. The increase would be funded by revenue raised and dedicated by a transportation financing bill that is still making its way through the legislature. We anticipate that the Chapter 90 funding bill will be on the Governor’s desk within the next several weeks.
The following chart, adapted from a spreadsheet distributed by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, reflects the distribution of Chapter 90 funding among the cities and towns the Senator represents.
Update — the Chapter 90 bill has been laid on the Governor’s desk.
Municipality FY14 Apportionment FY13 Apportionment Difference between FY14 and FY13 Apportionment
Belmont 799,764 533,176 266,588
Boston 21,644,904 14,429,936 7,214,968
Watertown 1,116,095 744,063 372,032
Anne Johnson Landry
Committee Counsel and Policy Advisor
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger