As promised by Gov. Charlie Baker at the MMA Annual Meeting last Friday, the Baker-Polito administration today filed legislation to provide $200 million in Chapter 90 funding to help all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts improve transportation infrastructure and address needs within their local communities.

The $200 million would be available to cities and towns for fiscal 2022.

“Chapter 90 funding helps cities and towns meet important needs ranging from road paving projects to sidewalk repairs to pedestrian and bicycle facilities to other infrastructure improvements,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.

Through the Chapter 90 program, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reimburses cities and towns for costs incurred for eligible transportation projects. Funding is awarded by municipality and is predetermined by a formula that includes factors such as population, road miles, and employment.

Since taking office in 2015, the administration says it has released a total of $1.36 billion in funding through the Chapter 90 formula. If approved by the Legislature, the most recent request would bring the total to $1.56 billion.

Visit the MassDOT Chapter 90 website for more information about the program.