A $12.7 billion bond bill passed in the House and Senate on April 17.  Earlier this week, a conference committee made up of six legislative negotiators finalized the plan.  Some of the proposed transportation projects include a $2.3 billion commuter rail expansion project, $300 million for local road improvement projects, and $100 million for Chapter 90 municipal roads.

House Speaker Robert Deleo (D) recently explained in a statement that “the funding in this bill builds upon last year’s transportation finance legislation which is resulting in sustainable, lasting changes and provides cities and towns with the funds they so rightly deserve.”

The Senate is expected to take one more vote on the bill today, and then the bill will await the Governor’s signature.