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Massachusetts DOT Board Approves Investment in Complete Streets



The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board has approved a five year capital investment plan (CIP) for transportation projects in the state. Included within the plan is funding for the Massachusetts Complete Streets Program, which provides funding, training, and technical assistance to local jurisdictions working on the implementation of complete streets policies and projects. The CIP provides funding of $50 million over the next five years.

In addition, the CIP included funding for walking and biking projects, ensuring that networks are connecting the various jurisdictions that oversee those projects. This is an additional $60 million in funding, over the next five years. Finally, the CIP included language that allows complete streets projects to utilize future gaming revenue. While a specific amount is not earmarked, there is the potential for these projects to receive millions of dollars more in over the life of the five year plan.

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