BOSTON (AP) — An ambitious five-year plan to upgrade the Massachusetts’ infrastructure includes billions of dollars for new MBTA trains, road and bridge repairs, and all-electronic tolling.
Patrick said investing in transportation improvements will help create jobs and new economic opportunities in Massachusetts.
Transportation Secretary Richard Davey acknowledged earlier in the week that the administration did not get as much as it had hoped for in a transportation financing bill passed by the Legislature last year.
He also said the capital plan would have to be scaled back if voters approve a proposed ballot question prohibiting the gasoline tax from being indexed to inflation.
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