This past Wednesday, the Senate Bonding Committee reported out its version of the Transportation Bond Bill and maintained the Active Streets Certification Program funded at $50 million over the next five years! This action brings us ever closer to seeing this bill signed into law, with debate on the Senate floor scheduled for March 6th. We thank Senate Bonding Chairman Brian Joyce for his support. Please take a minute to say thank you to Chairman Joyce by sending an email to Brian.A.Joyce@masenate.gov or giving a shout out on Twitter to @BrianAJoyce.
We also appreciate the efforts of the Senate sponsor, Senator Harriette Chandler, and Senators Michael Moore, Ken Donnelly, Sonia Chang-Diaz, and Jamie Eldridge, who worked with us to maintain funding in the Senate.
This action in the Senate follows passage in the House last month.
This Active Streets Certification Program will make it safer and easier to walk, bike, and use public transit across the Commonwealth. The expansion of active streets – also known as complete streets – will provide health benefits, advance health equity, and provide economic and environmental benefits to communities large and small across the state.
To learn more about this campaign and the benefits of Complete Streets, click here. You can also follow developments on Twitter at #ActiveSts.