Senator Timilty Announces Ch. 90 Funding Distribution in District

Bill provides investments in roads, bridges, public transportation, and regional transit authorities

(BOSTON – 7/28/2023) State Senator Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton) announces that the Massachusetts State Legislature, yesterday, passed a bill that includes $375 million in bond authorizations for transportation needs across the Commonwealth, including $200 million for the state’s Chapter 90 program, which provides municipalities with a reliable funding source for transportation-related improvements, including road and bridge repairs.


“Each and every town here in the Commonwealth, and specifically within the district that I proudly serve, will benefit from this funding which will be used to complete important projects such as road resurfacing, sidewalk repairs, direction and warning signs, traffic signals, crosswalks, and street lighting,” said Timilty.  “This necessary funding will enable municipalities within the Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol District to attain vital infrastructure improvements for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike,” said Timilty.


The amount of funding a municipality receives is based on local road mileage (58.33%), population (20.83%), and employment (20.83%). Local road mileage is gathered from MassDOT’s Road Inventory File. Population data is collected using decennial census data from United States Census Bureau. Employment figures are provided by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance.


Those municipalities within the Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol District and the amounts of Ch. 90 funding received are:


  • Braintree, $$963,911.60
  • Bridgewater, $718,486.62
  • Easton, $727,822.47
  • Milton, $626,277.66
  • Randolph, $695,382.39
  • Stoughton, $773,017.82
  • West Bridgewater, $320,952.30


Additionally, this legislation that was passed yesterday, also authorizes $175 million in programs that will support various transportation-related projects. This includes $25 million for each of the following:


  • the municipal small bridge program;
  • the complete streets program;
  • a bus transit infrastructure program;
  • grants to increase access to mass transit and commuter rail stations;
  • grants for municipalities and regional transit authorities to purchase electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them;
  • funding for pavement and surface improvements on state and municipal roadways; and
  • new funding dedicated to additional transportation support based on road mileage, which is particularly helpful for rural communities.


The bill, having passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives, will now be sent to the Governor for her consideration.



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