State asks for input on $14B capital plan for transportation
Apr. 24, 2016
BOSTON (AP) — State transportation officials are asking for feedback on a five-year, $14.3 billion blueprint for shoring up roads, bridges, public transit and other infrastructure.
The first in a series of public meetings on the capital investment plan will be held Monday evening in Fitchburg.
State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the plan would target more capital spending on improvements in existing transportation infrastructure, and far less on new projects or expansion.
The plan includes $2 billion to address structurally deficient bridges.
There would be some money set aside for study or design work on possible new projects such as South Coast commuter rail, the Green Line extension and renovation of Boston's South Station.
Other meetings are scheduled this coming week in Framingham, Barnstable, Greenfield and New Bedford.