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Federal infrastructure legislation includes benefits for Massachusetts

US DOT logoThe historic bipartisan infrastructure legislation will deliver for Massachusetts by repairing roads and bridges, improving transportation options, building a national network of chargers to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, upgrading our nation’s airports and ports, and much more.

A PDF document with some information concerning the Massachusetts benefits – and all other states – has been posted on the US Department of Transportation website.

In Massachusetts there are 472 bridges and over 1,194 miles of highway in poor condition. Since 2011, commute times have increased by 10.9% in Massachusetts, and on average, each driver pays $620 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system.

Based on formula funding alone, Massachusetts would expect to receive approximately $5.3 billion over five years in Federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges. On an average annual basis, this is about 48.4% more than the State’s Federal-aid highway formula funding under current law.

Read the complete Massachusetts-related PDF.