Senate Advances Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Measure
The Senate on Oct. 31 voted 84-9 to advance legislation that would fund federal transportation programs through fiscal 2020. The bill would provide $74.3 billion for programs across the federal transportation system, as well as provide for housing assistance and community development. The legislation would specifically provide $1 billion for infrastructure grants, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would receive $679 million.
Massachusetts lawmakers mulling gas tax increase
BOSTON (WPRI) — A group of business leaders is asking lawmakers to pass the first increase of the gas tax since 2013. There are several pieces of legislation that lawmakers are trying to get into one master plan. It’s all in an effort to address growing traffic woes in the greater Boston area. Rush hour is getting more crowded and the state is looking for new money to help find and pay for new solutions.