Gov. Maura Healey yesterday signed a bill outlining the terms for state borrowing that will fund the transportation bond law signed in May — the final step in the process before funds are made available.

The bond law includes $200 million for the Chapter 90 local road and bridge program for fiscal 2025 and $175 million for specified additional infrastructure programs.

The additional programs include $25 million for a supplemental road maintenance program favoring rural communities, and $25 million for each the following six transportation-related programs:
Municipal Pavement Program
Municipal Small Bridge Program
Complete Streets
• Municipal Bus Enhancement Program
• Mass Transit Access grant program
• Municipal/RTA Electric Vehicle Fleets program

The bond law introduced a formula to guide the disbursement of the rural road-focused funding for fiscal 2025, recommending that the distribution be weighted 20% on local road mileage, 20% on population, and 60% on whether the municipality is considered rural.

The Chapter 90 reimbursement program benefits every community in Massachusetts, and municipal officials across the state have expressed their appreciation for having the transportation bond and terms laws enacted in time to potentially put funds to use during the current construction season.

View Chapter 90 amounts for each city and town

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