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HOUSE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 1/29/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3882

House bill No. 3860, as changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, and as amended and passed to be engrossed by the House.  January 29, 2014.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system.

 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to to finance forthwith improvements to the commonwealth’s transportation system, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. To provide for a program of transportation development and improvements, the sums set forth in sections 2 to 2G, inclusive, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act, are hereby made available, subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds; provided, that the amounts specified in an item or for a particular project may be adjusted in order to facilitate projects authorized in this act. The sums appropriated in this act shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for these purposes.

              SECTION 2.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Highway Division

              6121-1314 For projects on the interstate and non-interstate federal highway system; provided, that funds may be expended for the costs of these projects including, but not limited to, the nonparticipating portions of these projects and the costs of engineering and other services  essential to these projects; provided further, that notwithstanding this act or any other general or  special law to the contrary, the department shall not enter into any obligations for projects which are eligible to receive federal funds under this act unless state matching funds exist which have  been specifically authorized and are sufficient to fully fund the corresponding state portion of the federal commitment to fund these obligations; and provided further, that the department shall only enter into obligations for projects under this act based upon a prior or anticipated future  commitment of federal funds and the availability of corresponding state funding authorized and  appropriated for this use by the general court for the class and category of project for which this  obligation applies .................................................................................................... $1,900,000,000

              SECTION 2A.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Highway Division

              6121-1317 For the design, construction and repair of, or improvements to, non-federally-aided roadway and bridge projects and for the nonparticipating portion of federally-aided  projects; provided, that the department may use these funds for the purchase and rehabilitation of facilities, heavy equipment and other maintenance equipment; provided further, that the amounts specified in this item for a particular project or use may be adjusted in order to facilitate other projects relating to the design, construction, repair or improvement to non-federally-aided roadway projects; provided further, that  $377,255,000 shall be expended for the design, construction and repair of, or improvements to, pedestrian, bicycle and multi-use pathways; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the purchase of an electric trolley bus in the town of Hull; provided further, that $3,800,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction at the intersection of Crecsent street, Route 27, Quincy street and Massasoit boulevard in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the design and improvement of the intersection of Burnham road and routes 110 and 113 at the Merrimack Valley plaza in the city of Methuen; provided further, that $1,200,000 be expended for improvements to the intersection of Sea street and Quincy Shore drive in the city of Quincy; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended for redesign and safety improvements along Riverside road, Plainfield street, Fisk avenue and West street in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $65,000,000 shall be expended on the dredging of Boston Harbor; provided further, that $4,500,000 shall be expended to replace Sherman’s bridge connecting the town of Sudbury and the town of Wayland; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended to create a scenic pedestrian and bicycle pathway from Main street in the town of Winthrop at Belle Isle Marsh to Short Beach in the city of Revere; provided further, $5,000,000 shall be expended for the redevelopment of the  Merrimack Street parking garage area in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that $30,000,000 shall be expended for the design, reconstruction, repair, improvement and rehabilitation of the Basiliere Bridge in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the Oak street bridge in the town of Bridgewater; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Methuen rail trail; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the purchase, planning, design and reconstruction of Upper Charles Rail Trail in the town of Holliston; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the planning, design and infrastructure of 135 and 85 and West Main street in the town of Hopkinton; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for a traffic study to review traffic intersections and recommend improvements to address existing traffic issues in the town of Dennis; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for repairs and widening of the bridge spanning Mill brook on State road in the town of West Tisbury; provided further, that $25,000,000 shall be expended for upgrades to Ruggles subway station in the city of Boston; provided further that $840,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Pleasant street, Village street and Vine street in the town of Marblehead; provided further, that $38,000,000 shall be expended for improvement to the Dedham street corridor, including the interstate 95 north-bound ramp on to Dedham street in the town of Canton; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Gray street and sidewalks in the town of Arlington; provided further, that $17,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Needham street and Highland avenue corridor in the town of Needham and the city of Newton; provided further, that $2,250,000 shall be expended for improvement to the Winthrop street corridor,  including road and infrastructure improvements from Washington avenue to Banks street and reconstruction and traffic realignment of McGee’s corner in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that $1,400,000 shall be expended for improvements to the route 3A corridor from Beechwood street to Sohier street in the town of Cohasset; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for traffic signals and roadway and sidewalk construction at the intersection of Allen street and Rockdale avenue in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of Route 112 from the intersection of Route 9 to the intersection of West Cummington road in the town of Cummington; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended for the redevelopment of the Springfield union station in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for construction of the South Main street public parking lot in the town of Acushnet; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the planning and upgrade of traffic signals at the intersection of route 113 and Tyler street in the city of Methuen; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the planning, design and reconstruction of route 30 from Sears road to Park street in the town of Southborough; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for resurfacing of the Neponset Valley parkway in the city of Boston; provided further, that $2,300,000 shall be expended for reconstruction of Adams street from Granite avenue to the Quincy town line in the town of Milton; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for an engineering study to examine the feasibility of reconstructing the intersection of interstate 95 and route 3 in the town of Burlington; provided further, that $3,500,000 shall be expended for infrastructure and road improvements at the intersection of interstate 95, South Main street, and Old Post road in the town of Sharon; provided further, that a cleanup plan be in place on or before June 30, 2014, for the back side of the Riverside subway station and to work with department of conservation and recreation to provide for recreational connections to the Charles river through property owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to property owned by the department of conservation and recreation, including the entrance to the rail trail to Newton Lower falls located in the northwest corner of the Riverside subway station; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for the study, design and construction of a South Main street by-pass in the town of Acushnet; provided further, that $5,600,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of Haydenville road and Mountain street in the towns of Whately and Williamsburg; provided further, that $2,358,000 shall be expended for the construction of the new Marion street bridge in the town of Natick; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the purpose of studying the feasibility and economic impact of constructing an additional exit ramp, roadway or slip ramp on route 3 connecting state highway 139 between exits presently numbered 12 and 11 in the vicinity of Enterprise drive in the town of Marshfield; provided further, that $1,500,000 be expended to construct a connector road system and bike path system connecting Edgartown-Vineyard Haven road to State road on Martha’s Vineyard; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended for the Quincy Center station redevelopment program in the city of Quincy; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for the replacement of the Carroll avenue and Stafford street bridge in the town of Westwood; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for Padanaram bridge repair and reconstruction in the town of Dartmouth; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for construction of the Gardner street sound barrier in the town of Rockland; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended on an analysis of transit capacity issues in the greater Boston area, including recommendations and preliminary engineering for addressing these challenges; provided further, that $205,273 shall be expended to repair a roadway shoulder failure across from 325 Worcester street in the town of West Boylston; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction at the intersection of Seawall street, East Center street and State street in the town of Ludlow; provided further, that $2,500,000 shall be expended for the planning, design, construction and any other associated costs for transportation improvements at the intersection of route 30 at South avenue and Wellesley street in the town of Weston; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the repair of the route 7 bridge that spans the Housatonic river in the town of Great Barrington; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for resurfacing of Truman highway in the city of Boston; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for  design and reconstruction of traffic signals at the intersections of Mystic avenue and Main street, Main street and South street, and Main street and the westbound off ramp of the Mystic Valley parkway/Route 16 in the city of Medford; provided further, that $25,000,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a commuter rail station at Wonderland park on the Newburyport/Rockport line in the city of Revere, together with design and construction of an enclosed pedestrian connection to the Wonderland station intermodal transit facility on the blue line the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority in the city of Revere; provided further, that $1,747,000 shall be expended for improvements to the intersection at Derby street, Whiting street and Gardner street in the town of Hingham; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction and widening of the River street bridge in the city of Boston; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended to reconstruct roadways, sidewalks, lights and traffic signals on Rivet street between route 18 and Goulart square in the city of New Bedford and County street between Rivet street and Cove road in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $6,500,000 shall be expended on the reconstruction of East River road in the town of Chester; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for a pedestrian walkway and bike path along the Connecticut river in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended on the redesign and replacement of the Maskwonicut bridge in the town of Sharon; provided further; that $160,000 shall be expended for enhancements to Lake street in the town of Acushnet; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the planning and construction of the Bradford rail trail in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of sidewalks in the Roxbury Veteran Heritage park in the city of Boston; provided further, that repairs be made to address the drainage problem caused by interstate 195 construction on property situated east of station 548+32, as shown on Massachusetts Department of Transportation layout 5865, sheet 19 in the town of Marion; provided further, that $30,000,000 shall be expended for the repair of the Wamsutta street railroad bridge in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction and widening of the Father Hart bridge in the city of Boston; provided further, that $700,000 shall be expended for a master plan traffic study in the city of Waltham; provided further, that $175,000 shall be expended for the study of necessary safety improvements for the route 6A corridor from Underpass road to the Orleans town line in the town of Brewster; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to Tronic square, including traffic signals, traffic mitigation, and lighting in the city of Worcester; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for street paving on North Main street from Royal Crest drive to Pleasant street in the town of Randolph; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the planning, design and installation of lighting on the Charles M. Braga, Jr. Memorial bridge in the city of Fall River; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended to improve route 18 intersections south of Walnut street, which shall include boulevard improvements to car and pedestrian access across the highway to the waterfront, in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended on a feasibility and design study of a Mill river greenway in the town of Williamsburg; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Gerena School tunnel in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $4,212,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of Derby street from Pond Park road to Cushing street in the town of Hingham; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended on signal improvements on Central street in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that $3,500,000 shall be expended for the route 140 overpass in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $175,000 shall be expended to upgrade and create a scenic pedestrian riverwalk and a bicycle lane along Riverside avenue from the Buffinton street intersection to the South street intersection in the town of Somerset; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for a sound barrier along Fenno street and Spring avenue/route 1 in the city of Revere; provided further, that $2,500,000 shall be expended on the construction of a walkway on top of the hurricane barrier from West Rodney French boulevard to Padanaram avenue along Clark’s cove in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of the Slocum street corridor in the town of Acushnet; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for a sound barrier along Sargent street and Jefferson drive/route 1 in the city of Revere; provided further, that $220,000 shall be expended for the dredging of Lynn Harbor; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the replacement of 4200 linear feet of 8” iron water main with 12” PVC pipe, and road improvements in the town of Marblehead; provided further, that $5,00,000 shall be expended to create road and rail access to the New Bedford Marine Commerce terminal along MacArthur drive in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for Phase 1 of the Acushnet river trail bike path in the town of Acushnet; provided further, that $4,400,000 shall be expended for the replacement of 3500 linear feet of drain pipe on Paradise road between Franklin avenue and Stacy’s brook in the town of Swampscott; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the Wyoma parking facility off route 129 in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for a study of the route 107 and route 129 intersections at Eastern and Western avenue and Stanwood street and  Waitt ave and Maple street in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $4,000,000 shall be expended towards the design of the Malden-Revere-Saugus reconstruction and widening project on route 1, from route 60 to route 99 and shall include a feasibility study of connecting the city of Lynn to route 1 in the city of Revere; provided further, that $2,157,000 shall be expended for improvements at the intersection of route 3A at the Summer street rotary in the town Hingham; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for a study to examine the cost and feasibility of using current commuter rail infrastructure for the blue line of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority connecting in the city of Revere and continuing to run along the tracks into the Lynn station; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Mount Vernon street viaduct repairs in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the sewer expansion project along route 20, between Massasoit road and Sunderland road, in the city of Worcester; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of the intersection of North Quincy street, Chestnut street and Boundary avenue in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Marine Corps rotary and Veterans of Foreign Wars parkway in the town of Dedham; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the study, design, planning and replacement of deficient bridges in the town of New Marlborough; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of a pedestrian overpass on route 1A on the Lynnway at Blossom street in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the repair and improvement of North Westfield street, from the Westfield town line south to Southwick street in the town of Agawam; provided further, that $1,150,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Princeton street and Acushnet avenue in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $5,200,000 shall be expended for reconstruction and related work, including design costs, on Atlantic avenue from Nantasket avenue to the Cohasset town line in the town of Hull; provided further, that $985,000 shall be expended for traffic mitigation and construction of pedestrian-oriented street layouts, center island, bicycle pathways, lighting and sidewalk improvements to Main street in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that $495,000 shall be expended for transit access enhancements and roadway and streetscape improvements on the Washington Street Smart Growth Corridor in the city of Melrose and the city of Malden; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of “complete streets” improvements on Route 113 from High street to Daniel Lucy drive in the city of Newburyport; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for Clipper City Rail Trail Phase III link design and construction from Parker street to the Newburyport MBTA Station in the city of Newburyport; provided further, that $700,000 shall be expended to replace or restore the historic ironwork railings on Route 1 at High, Winter, Washington and Summer streets in the city of Newburyport; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the study and planning for the Merrimack River water shuttle in conjunction with the executive office of energy and environmental affairs in the cities of Newburyport and Amesbury and the town of Salisbury; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for access to stairs or ramp and parking to the Route 95 Whittier Bridge shared-use path at Main street in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that $1,250,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction with streetscape of Route 150 historic gateway on Market street to Main street in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that $1,800,000 shall be expended for the Powow River Rail Trail link from Rocky Hill road to Elm street in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the Route 95 Ghost Rail Trail Route 95 underpass connector from Rabbit road in the town of Salisbury to Elm street in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that $2,400,000 shall be expended for the design and resurface with sidewalks for Route 1A from Beach road to Route 286 in the town of Salisbury; provided further, that $1,200,000 shall be expended to study the drainage issues and design, permit and resurface raised Route 1A (Beach road at County road) in the town of Salisbury; provided further, that $1,200,000 shall be expended for the resurface and drainage work for Route 1 from the Gillis Bridge to School street in the town of Salisbury; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the traffic safety improvements at Winthrop street and High street rotary; provided further, that $15,000,000 shall be expended for the design of grade separation at Wellington Circle in the city of Medford; provided further, that $7,500,000 shall be expended for the construction of a parking garage in Medford square in the city of Medford; provided further, that $2,500,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of signal road and pedestrian improvements in Medford square including repaving of Riverside street from Main street to City Hall Mall in the city of Medford; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the sidewalk on the northerly side of upper Broadway in the city of Malden; provided further, that $3,910,000 shall be expended for roadway and streetscape improvements for downtown Malden; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Route 99 between Salem street and Elwell street in the city of Malden; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the installation of a sewer line as part of road improvements along Main street in the town of Freetown; provided further, that $1,450,000 shall be expended for the construction and replacement of the Champeaux road bridge in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the design and repair of, and make improvements to, the Healdville road bridge in the town of Hubbardston; provided further, that $16,000,000 shall be expended to design, reconstruct and make improvements to roadways and sidewalks, to enhance traffic flow, vehicle parking, traffic safety, and public access to a regional commercial tourist district, including, traffic signals, construction of a vehicle rotary, lighting, pedestrian and bicycle related amenities, and landscaping, to Main street, Route 20, from the intersections of New Boston road to Brookfield road, Route 148, in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that $25,000,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the National Park Trolley’s 1.2 mile current infrastructure into a 6.9 mile intermodal, interconnected system connecting Lowell’s neighborhoods, college and university campuses, and downtown commercial and cultural district; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended to reconfigure the Bark street/Stevens street intersection through the use of a roundabout in the town of Swansea; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of sidewalks on High street in the city of Taunton to meet ADA compliance; provided further, that $17,000,000 shall be expended for the completion of the rapid transit accessibility project for the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station in the city of Newton; provided further, that $800,000 shall be expended for the emergency repair of the Powder Mill Brook bridge on Main road in the town of Montgomery; provided further, that $350,000 shall be expended for the relining and repair of a culvert on Northwest road in the town of Westhampton; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the emergency repair of the East street bridge in the town of Southampton; provided further, that $850,000 shall be expended for the construction of a bike path in the town of Southampton; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of portions of Fomer and Russellville roads in the town of Southampton; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended to study safety improvements, including traffic lights and sidewalks, on College highway in the town of Southampton; provided further, that $1,600,000 shall be expended for the emergency repair of the retaining wall and adjacent roadway on River road in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the design of safety improvements in the Finn street and North street corridor in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for engineering and repairs to the historic Clement street bridge in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $355,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation of the rail trail in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $2,387,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction and paving of King street in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $1,550,000 shall be expended for safety improvements at the intersection of New South street, Main street, Elm street and State street in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for safety improvements at the intersection of Ryan road and Florence road in the city of Northampton; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the emergency repair of Carrington road in the towns of Russell and Montgomery; provided further, that $1,300,000 shall be expended for reconstruction of Waltham street from the Waltham line to Rosedale road in the town of Watertown; provided further, that $725,000 shall be expended for the various improvements and to create a coordinated multi-use community path through the center of the town of Watertown; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for transportation hub improvements at Watertown square, including redesign of the delta and improved signage for Galen street in the town of Watertown; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the upgrade of traffic signals at the intersection of Marble street and Park street in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Route 28/Main street and North street in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the upgrade of traffic signals at the intersections of Main and William streets, Main and Elm streets, Elm and Central streets, and William and Central streets, all in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the repair and rehabilitation of the bridge across the Aberjona river on Mount Vernon street in the town of Winchester; provided further, that $1,614,000 shall be expended for design and construction of 0.7 miles of roadway, drainage and utility infrastructure for an existing 31.8 acre industrial park located within a 43D priority development area east of the Nantucket airport in town of Nantucket; provided further, that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall properly cap the ramp at the I-93 off ramp parcel 12 off of Cross street in the city of Boston, as laid out in the Central Artery Mitigation agreements, by November 1, 2017; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for improvement to the Route 3A corridor including, but not limited to, road and infrastructure improvements in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to Route 53 Washington street Weymouth landing area in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for sidewalk improvements and reconstruction on Route 53 for the section known as the “Stephen P. O’Donnell Memorial Highway” in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for the resurfacing and improvements to the Colombian square corridor in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of the transit-oriented development of an overhead enclosed pedestrian walkway connecting the Gallagher Transportation Center and the Old Thorndike Factory Outlet Building located at 145 Thorndike street in the city of Lowell; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of sound barriers along route 290 in the town of Northborough; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for an engineering study to review traffic intersections in and around the North Beverly train station, including Laurel, Dodge and Enon streets (route 1A) and recommend improvements to address traffic issues in the city of Beverly; provided further, that $360,000 shall be expended for the construction of route 137 from route 124 to route 6A in the town of Brewster; provided further, that $275,000 shall be expended for the completion of drainage at Betty’s Curve on route 6A by Paines Creek in the town of Brewster; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Oceanview drive in the town of Eastham; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Lieutenants Island road in the town of Wellfleet; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the Main street – route 6A intersection in the town of Wellfleet; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the planning, design, construction, and any other associated costs for transportation improvements at the intersection of route 9 (Worcester street) and Kingsbury street in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the planning, design, construction, and any other associated costs for traffic mitigation work along route 9 and Weston road attributable to the development of 900 Worcester street in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to delead and repaint the bridge on Cliff road over the railroad tracks in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for safety study and improvements for the intersection of route 140 and Panther way in the town of Franklin; provided further, that $600,000 shall be expended for handicapped accessibility improvements and crosswalks to cross Centre street in Jamaica Plain at Rambler road, Westchester road and Whitcomb avenue in the city of Boston; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the removal of debris and structures of the old Hix bridge on the east branch of the Westport river in the town of Westport; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for planning, design and permitting for improvements to Chipaway road in the town of Freetown; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for planning, design and permitting for improvements to Chace road in the town of Freetown ; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the replacement or removal of electronic traffic signals on route 2 in the towns of Phillipston and Athol; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the purchase, planning, design and construction of a scenic pedestrian river walk and bicycle pathway from South Main street in the town of Athol to West River street in the town of Orange; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for an engineering study to examine the feasibility of constructing a ramp on the north side of route 2A, between Crescent street and Chestnut Hill avenue in the town of Athol; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended to study the cost and feasibility of using current commuter rail infrastructure for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s Fitchburg/South Acton line continuing to run along the tracks into Albany, New York; provided further, that $725,000 shall be expended for the replacement of the Beaver Brook bridge located on Beaver Brook road in the town of Westford; provided further, that $800,000  shall be expended to expand the state owned Commander Shea boulevard into Squantum Point Park to open access for establishing a ferry service in the interest of transportation and tourism in the city of Quincy; provided further, that $800,000 shall be expended for traffic signalization at the intersection of route 140 and Central street within the town of Foxborough; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for traffic signalization at the intersection of route 123 and route 140 within the town of Norton; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for accommodating two-way traffic on North Main street, including street lighting and street parking on Mansfield avenue within the town of Mansfield; provided further, that $5,000,000.00 shall be expended  for the design, build and construction to restore the two way traffic circulation in downtown Brockton replacing the existing one way system on Main street, Belmont street and Warren avenue; provided, further that $4,200,000 shall be expended for improvements to 11 priority intersections in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, South End, East Boston, Mattapan, and Roxbury in the city of Boston; provided, further that $500,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to commission a study to determine if existing traffic volume in and around Mattapan square in the city of Boston exceeds the intended capacity of the current roadways; provided, further that said study shall include, but is not limited to, examining if existing traffic signals are synced appropriately and the study shall propose possible traffic flow improvements in and around Mattapan square on Blue Hill avenue from Walk Hill street through Mattapan square in the city of Boston to the intersection of Blue Hills parkway, Brush Hill road, and Eliot street in the town of Milton; provided, further that $500,000 shall be expended for beautification and streetscape improvements to Mattapan square including, but not limited to, the planting of trees in the median of Blue Hill avenue from Mattapan square to Woodhaven street,  the repainting of traffic lines and bicycle lanes on Blue Hill avenue from Mattapan square to Walk Hill street, and the repainting of Mattapan square business district parking spaces in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and construction of a bridge to allow handicapped access and for the installation of a fish ladder at Herring Run Park in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of scenic trails in the town of Duxbury; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for design and reconstruction of Brattle and Eliot streets in the Harvard Square neighborhood in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that $8,500,000 shall be expended for design and reconstruction of River street from Memorial drive to Central square in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that $6,000,000 shall be expended  for the construction of an intermodal transportation center and parking garage in the town of Plymouth; provided further,  that $500,000 shall be expended to design and construct safety improvements at the intersection of John Fitch highway and North street near the Fitchburg State University commuter parking lot in the city of Fitchburg; provided further,  that $300,000 shall be expended for construction of improvements to Boulder drive from Upper Common to Putnam street for sidewalks, paving, traffic calming and streetscape improvements per the study by the Urban Ecology Institute and city's Main Street Improvement Plan in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that $820,000 shall be expended for construction of improvements to Princeton road to include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and paving in conjunction with the Wachusett Station Project in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Electric avenue and Rollstone road in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of route 31 in the town of Spencer from a point approximately three quarter mile south of route 9 to the Charlton town line; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the replacement of the Dilla street bridge at Louisa Lake in the town of Milford; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to reconstruct Lake Street in the town of Hopedale, including 1,350 linear feet of road and 1,600 linear feet of sidewalk; provided further, that $1,200,000 shall be expended to reconstruct route 16 in Milford at the intersection of Medway road (route 109), including replacement of concrete sidewalks, signalization and other traffic improvements; provided further, that $3,600,000 shall be expended to reconstruct route 16, Mendon street, in the town of Hopedale from the Mendon town line to Adin street at the Milford town line; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to demolish and remove asbestos from a house on DPW property in the town of Millbury; provided further, that $350,000 shall be expended for moving and replacing the underground storage tanks for gas and diesel for the town of Millbury department of public works; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to repair drainage on Stowe road in the town of Millbury; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for signage, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, beautification and other roadway enhancements for square in the town of Auburn; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the initial design and permit scoping for a commuter rail station in the town of Wareham; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for Buzzards Bay train station ADA compliance cost study within the town of Bourne; provided further, that 2,500,000 shall be expended for the repair restoration and resurfacing of Searles Hill road, Lincoln road, Whitney road, Little Blake Corner road, Petersham road and Old Highland avenue, in the town of Phillipston; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended to design, reconstruct, restore, re-surface, widen and make safety and other improvements to roadways and sidewalks, to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety including, guard rails, crosswalks, retaining walls, street lighting and the replacement and repair of appurtenances, culverts and related improvements and landscaping, from the intersection of Main street and Pommogussett road to a point approximately 1 mile north on Pommogussett road, in the town of Rutland; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended to design, reconstruct, restore, re-surface and make improvements to roadways and sidewalks, to improve pedestrian, bicycle and school traffic, including, the replacement and repair of manhole frames and covers, catch basins and covers, fire hydrants street lights and landscaping, from Maple avenue through the Rutland Heights Hospital property and past Central Tree Middle School and Naquag Elementary School, in the town of Rutland; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for design, construction, repair, or improvements to pedestrian, bicycle, and public parking areas, and multi-use pathways in Chelmsford Center in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for design and permitting to improve safety, bus prioritization, and accessibility at the intersection of Fresh Pond parkway and Mount Auburn street in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended to advance the permitting and design of the reconstruction of I-290 and I-495 Interchange and bridge replacement in the town of Hudson and city of Marlborough; provided further, that $1,300,000 shall be expended for construction of Phase II of the Watertown Greenway multi-use path from Arlington street in the town of Watertown to Fresh Pond Reservation in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for a study of transportation improvements in support of land use changes and economic development on Arsenal street in the town of Watertown; provided further,  that $500,000 shall be expended for the design of a bicycle/pedestrian bridge linking the Alewife quadrangle to the Alewife triangle and the MBTA Alewife station in the city of Cambridge; provided further that $200,000 be expended for the implementation of additional opticon monitors on intersections and fire trucks in the town of Milton; provided further that $60,000 be expended on the implementation and installation of additional opticon monitors in the Town of Randolph; provided further, that $1,450,000 shall be expended for the replacement of the Champeaux Road Bridge, connecting Sturbridge through Army Corps of Engineers lands and crossing over the Brimfield Reservoir in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of route 12 in the city of Leominster from Union street to the Leominster/Sterling line; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for street and sidewalk resurfacing on Pleasant street in Arlington; provided further, that $1,520,000 shall be expended for construction and oversight of the reconstruction of Belmont Center in Belmont; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Smith street roadway and sidewalk reconstruction in the town of North Attleboro; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for Chestnut street road and intersection improvements in the town of North Attleboro; provided further, that $3,200,000 shall be expended for Kelley boulevard roadway improvements in the town of North Attleboro; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended  for railroad crossings within the towns of Grafton, Hopedale, Milford, and Upton; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended  for the design and permitting of the route 79 improvement project in the town of Lakeville; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for the redesign and reconfiguration of Rutherford avenue and Sullivan Square in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $75,000,000 shall be expended for road relocation and other transportation related improvements, including bicycle and pedestrian paths and the repair and rehabilitation of the Harbor Walk, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston; provided further, that $120,000 shall be expended  for an emergency access road to and from Plum Island in Newbury; provided further, that $65,000 shall be expended for the removal of an unsafe chain link fence on Pond street in Georgetown and the replacement of said fence with a guardrail; provided further, $2,500,000 shall be expended for the development of a parking garage downtown in the city of Greenfield; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for the completion of design and construction of the Inlet Bridge connecting the North Point Park to the O’Brien Highway in Cambridge; provided further,  that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction design of  Village street in Millis from Main street to the Medway town line; provided further, that $4,600,000 shall be expended for the engineering and drainage installation on Lake street, Goulding street west, and Forest street in Sherborn; provided further,  that $4,100,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Route 27 and Route 9 intersection in Natick; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the design and installation of a walkway from the Woodhaven Senior Housing Complex to the downtown area in Sherborn; “; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of the Cochituate Rail Trail in  Natick; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the crossing of I-91 in the vicinity of the Chestnut street bridge by an infrastructure improvement project in the town of Hatfield; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for safety and pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Franklin street and Main street on Route 28 in the town of Reading; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended to study the replacement of the Main street bridge and the Lawrence street bridge in the town of Norfolk; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the study, design, and construction as dated for the traffic light fixture at route 44 (Winthrop street) and route 118 (Bay State road) in the town of Rehoboth; provided further that $5,500,000 shall be expended for reconstruction and repaving on Route 133 in the town of Rowley; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the repair and reconstruction for the culvert located on Route 22 in the town of Wenham; provided further, that $950,000 shall be expended  to complete the resurfacing and related work required to install a new surface wearing course of asphalt pavement on route 97 in Topsfield; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the design, acquisition, engineering, and construction of an intermodal park and ride facility in the town of Athol; provided, that $300,000 shall be expended to complete phase two repairs of the Athol Depot owned by Montachusett Area Regional Transit and for construction and maintenance of the station; provided further, that $175,000 shall be expended for a ticket platform for the Berkshire Scenic Railway in either the town of Adams or the city of North Adams; provided, further that $100,000 shall be expended for the installation of three additional MBTA Bus Shelters one at the intersection of Cummins highway and River street  and two on Blue Hill avenue in Mattapan square in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $145,000 shall be expended for the installation of a wireless coordination system  in downtown Waltham for 25 identified traffic signals along Main street, Moody street, and adjacent side streets; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended to make Newton Highlands Station located along the green line in the city of Newton fully accessible, including but not limited to, the design and construction of a path of travel from the street level to the station; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended to raise the station platform at Newton Highlands Station located along the green line in the city of Newton approximately 8 inches to accommodate low car trains; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for completion of design and construction of the the Quinebaug Valley Rail Trail in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of the traffic signal system at the intersection of Route 12 and Route 197 in the town of Dudley; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a pedestrian footbridge over the Massachusetts Turnpike with an entry and exit point for the north side of the footbridge on Lincoln street between Antwerp street and South Waverly street in the city of Boston and an entry and exit point on the south side of the footbridge at the proposed New Boston Landing commuter rail stop; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to determine the feasibility of erecting a pedestrian footbridge over the VFW Highway at the intersection of University Avenue in the City of Lowell; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the design of a rail trail in the Grand Junction Railroad corridor in the cities of Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston; provided further, that $65,000 shall be expended for repairs of the Downtown Village sidewalks in the town of Charlton; provided, further that $250,000 shall be expended for completion of the engineering drawings for the Mystic River Greenway, as indicated on the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Mystic River Master Plan

              ...................$2,978,603,273

              6121-1318 For a complete streets certification program as established in section 27 of this act, to be disbursed in the form of grants to certified cities and towns for infrastructure and planning; provided, that not less than 33 per cent of the grants awarded shall be issued to cities and towns with a median household income below the average of the commonwealth…………$50,000,000

              6122-1224 For the construction and reconstruction of municipal ways as described in clause (b) of the second paragraph of section 4 of chapter 6C of the General Laws; provided, however, that a city or town shall comply with the procedures established by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; provided further, that a city or town may appropriate for these projects amounts not in excess of the amount provided to the city or town under this item, preliminary notice of which shall be provided by the department to the city or town not later than April 1 of each year; provided, further, that the appropriation shall be considered an available fund upon approval of the commissioner of revenue pursuant to section 23 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse a city or town under this item, subject to the availability of funds as provided in section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws, within 30 days after receipt by the department of a request for reimbursement from the city or town, which request shall include certification by the city or town that actual expenses have been incurred on projects eligible for reimbursement under this item and that the work has been completed to the satisfaction of the city or town according to the specifications of the project and in compliance with applicable laws and procedures established by the department.................................................................................................................$300,000,000

              EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

              Department of Conservation and Recreation

              2890-7020 For the design, construction, reconstruction, repair, improvement, or rehabilitation of department of conservation and recreation parkways, boulevards, and related appurtenances and equipment including, but not limited to, the costs of engineering and other services for those projects rendered by department of conservation and recreation consultants; provided, that all work funded by this item shall be carried out according to standards developed by the department of conservation and recreation pursuant to historic parkways preservation treatment guidelines to protect the scenic and historic integrity of the bridges and parkways under its control; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be for the purpose of studying the costs as well as the economic, cultural and recreational benefits of creating a public marina at the dock located between the Steriti Memorial Skating Rink and the Prince Street Park on Commercial Street in the City of Boston.  The study shall also include the feasibility of including a potential water taxi station for the use of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.……………………………………………………….…….……………..…..$125,000,000

              SECTION 2B.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Rail and Transit Division

              6622-1305 For the purposes of chapter 161B of the General Laws, including the purchase and rehabilitation of rolling stock, related assets and support equipment necessary to safely serve transit passengers, construction and rehabilitation of regional transit authority operations and passenger facilities, and purchase of related appurtenances and tools; provided, that not less than $100,000,000 shall be made available for the purpose of planning, engineering, design and construction of regional transit authority transportation facilities…………………………………………………….........…………….......... $350,000,000

              6622-1382 For the purposes of implementing the mobility assistance program pursuant to section 13 of chapter 637 of the acts of 1983 and regional intercity bus and intermodal service; provided, that funds may also be used for transportation planning, design, permitting, acquisition of interests in land and engineering for bus and other transit projects …………………………………….……………………………………….…………..$24,000,000

              6622-1380 For the purpose of implementing rail improvements pursuant to chapter 161C of the General Laws; provided, that funds may also be used for transportation planning, design, permitting, acquisition of interests in land and engineering for rail projects, including the industrial rail access program........................................................................................$80,000,000

              SECTION 2C.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

              6621-1308 For the purpose of implementing rail improvements pursuant to chapter 161A of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be used for transportation planning, design, permitting and engineering, right-of-way acquisition, acquisition of interests in land, vehicle procurement, construction, construction of stations, signals and electrical systems, and for heavy rail, light rail and bus projects which projects shall include the red line, orange line, green line, and system-wide bus service; provided further, that funds may be used for the purchase and rehabilitation of heavy equipment and other maintenance equipment; and provided further, that final assembly of red line and orange line vehicles shall take place in the commonwealth and preference shall be given to assembly facilities located in cities or towns with unemployment rates that exceed the average of the commonwealth………………………………….....................$2,500,000,000

              SECTION 2D.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Aeronautics Division

              6820-1301 For the implementation of the airport improvement program pursuant to section 39A of chapter 90 of the General Laws; provided, that $25,000,000 shall be expended for upgrades at the New Bedford Airport …………………..……………………….………………...………$ 89,000,000

              SECTION 2E.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Registry of Motor Vehicles Division

              6420-1317 For the implementation of the registry of motor vehicles modernization and improvement program; provided further, that the Registry of Motor Vehicles Division shall obtain an assessment for independent verification and validation (IV&V) and independent project management oversight for the RMV modernization & improvement program under chapter 6C of the General Law …………..….…………$63,000,000

              SECTION 2F.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Rail and Transit Division

              6622-1381 For the purpose of implementing South Coast Rail improvements; provided, that funds may be used for transportation planning, design, permitting and engineering, acquisition of  interests in land, vehicle procurement, construction, construction of stations, including improvements to pedestrian access at Canton Junction Station and right-of-way acquisition; provided further, that prior to beginning construction in the towns of Stoughton, Canton and Easton, the secretary of transportation shall authorize a study and determine a cost-effective plan to mitigate the environmental impacts to the towns as a result of rail expansion, including, but not limited to, noise and vibration levels and traffic congestion at grade crossings; provided further, that any new or existing rail station  receiving South Coast Rail service shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended............................................................................................................................$2,200,000,000

              6622-1382 For the purpose of implementing the green line extension improvements; provided, that funds may be used for transportation planning, design, permitting and engineering, acquisition of interests in land, vehicle procurement, construction, construction of stations and  right-of-way acquisition............................................................................................$1,327,517,000

              6622-1383 For the purpose of implementing South station improvements; provided, that funds may be used for transportation planning, design, permitting and engineering, acquisition of interests in land, vehicle procurement, construction, construction of stations, and right-of-way acquisition; and provided further, that no less than $25,000,000 shall be expended on the design and engineering of transportation improvements along the South Boston waterfront based on recommendations from the South Boston Stakeholders Committee..........................$325,000,000

              6622-1384 For the purpose of implementing rail improvements pursuant to chapter 161C of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be used for transportation planning, design, permitting and engineering, acquisition of interests in land, vehicle procurement, construction, construction of stations and right-of-way acquisition for rail projects, including Springfield to Worcester service, Boston to Cape Cod service and Pittsfield to New York City service……..$175,000,000

              6622-1385   For the purpose of implementing Knowledge Corridor Rail Line service improvements; provided that, funds shall be used for the purchase of new locomotives, the lease of locomotives and rehabilitating decommissioned MBTA-owned locomotives and coach cars that shall be transferred to said rail line by the department for use on said rail line and, provided further, that the department shall develop, solicit bids for and implement requests for proposals for the purchase of locomotives, the lease of locomotives, the rehabilitation of said decommissioned trains and the plan for expanded service along the Knowledge Corridor Rail Line.....$30,000,000

              SECTION 2G.

              MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

              Office of the Secretary

              6720-1307 For the acquisition of information technology and related expenses including, but not limited to, renovation of the operations center and intelligent transportation systems and the development of an asset management system required pursuant to section 6 of chapter 6C of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 be expended for technology upgrades and intelligent transportation system upgrades in the city of Boston.………………………………………………………………….……..$146,500,000

              SECTION 3. Section 39G of chapter 30 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “retainage”, in lines 25, 26 and 64 the following words:- , if held by the awarding authority,.

              SECTION 4. Paragraph (b) of section 4 of chapter 701 of the acts of 1960 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “75”, inserted by section 5 of chapter 243 of the acts of 2002, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 100.

              SECTION 5. Section 6 of chapter 153 of the acts of 2010 is hereby amended by striking out subsections (a) to  (c), inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 2 subsections:-

              (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the property acquired by the former metropolitan district commission pursuant to item 6005-9575 of section 2H of chapter 273 of the acts of 1994, together with all trees and structures thereon, if any, and appurtenant access, utility and other easements, collectively referred to in this section as the “DCR Parcel,” is hereby conveyed by operation of this act to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.  The DCR Parcel is shown on the plan entitled “Plan of Land Between Reserved Channel and East First Street in the South Boston Designated Port Area,” dated March 24, 2010, drawn by John A. Hammer III, PLS, on file with the Massachusetts Port Authority. The DCR Parcel includes the MBTA Use Area containing approximately 67,400 square feet. The exact boundaries of the DCR Parcel are set forth in section 106 of said chapter 273.

              (b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is hereby authorized and directed to convey the portion of the DCR Parcel consisting of 569,517 square feet, more or less, as shown on the plan described in subsection (a) as the “Designated Port Area Parcel,” to the Massachusetts Port Authority for such consideration as is agreed upon by the Massachusetts Port Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority which shall be equal to the fair market value of the Designated Port Area Parcel, considering the condition of the parcel including the subsurface condition. The legal description of the Designated Port Area Parcel is as follows: beginning at a point at the northeasterly corner of the parcel at the intersection of the westerly line of a street formerly known as O street and the southerly line of the Reserved Channel, thence S88-23-28W a distance of 802.82 feet by said Reserved Channel, thence S01-36-32E, a distance of 770.00 feet by land now or formerly of Exelon New Boston, LLC, thence N88-23-28E, a distance of 470.00 feet, thence N37-45-36E, a distance of 51.74 feet, thence N01-36-32W, a distance of 120.00 feet, thence N88-23-28E, a distance of 300.00 feet to said former O street, thence N01-36-32W, a distance of 610.00 feet by said former O street to the point of the beginning, together with the fee underlying said former O street where it abuts the Designated Port Area Parcel.

              SECTION 6. Subsection (d) of said section 6 of said chapter 153 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall convey to the Massachusetts Port Authority the parcel of land consisting of 159,309 square feet, more or less, shown on the plan described in subsection (a) as “Excess MBTA Parcel,” together with all trees and structures thereon, if any, and appurtenant access, utility or other easements, and the fee underlying O street where it abuts the  Excess MBTA Parcel, for such consideration as is agreed upon by the Massachusetts Port Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority which shall be equal to the fair market value of the Excess MBTA Parcel, considering the condition of the parcel including the subsurface condition.

              SECTION 7. Subsection (i) of said section 6 of said chapter 153 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “paid”, in line 2, the following words:- except as set forth in subsections (b) and (d).

              SECTION 8. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $1,900,000,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 9. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2A, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $3,453,603,273. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 10. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2B, the state  treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $454,000,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All these bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 11. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2C, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $2,500,000,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All these bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 12. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2D, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $89,000,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All these bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 13. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2E, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $63,000,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All these bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 14. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2F, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $4,057,517,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All these bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 15. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2G, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $146,500,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, The Way Forward Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court pursuant to section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All these bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2043. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Notwithstanding section 29, bonds and interests thereon issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 16. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in carrying out sections 2 to 2G, inclusive, and all other provisions of this act, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation may enter into contracts, agreements, or transactions that may be appropriate with other federal, state, local or regional public agencies or authorities. The contracts, agreements, or transactions may relate to such matters as the department shall determine including, without limitation, the research, design, layout, construction, reconstruction or management of construction of all or a portion of these projects. In relation to any such contracts, agreements, or transactions the department may advance monies to these agencies or authorities, without prior expenditure by the agencies or authorities, and the agencies and authorities may accept monies  necessary to carry out these agreements, provided, however, the department shall certify to the comptroller the amounts so advanced, and these agreements shall contain provisions satisfactory to the department for the accounting of monies expended by any other agency or authority. All monies not expended under these agreements shall be credited to the account of the department from which they were advanced.

              SECTION 17. (a) Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall expend the sums authorized in sections 2, and 2A for the following purposes: projects for the laying out, construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, relocation or necessary or beneficial improvement of highways, bridges, bicycle paths or facilities, on-street and off-street bicycle projects, sidewalks, telecommunications, parking facilities, auto-restricted zones, scenic easements, grade crossing eliminations and alterations of  other crossings, traffic safety devices on state highways and on roads constructed pursuant to clause (b) of the second paragraph of section 4 of chapter 6C of the General Laws, highway or mass  transportation studies, including, but not limited to, traffic, environmental or parking studies, the establishment of school zones pursuant to section 2 of chapter 85 of the General Laws, improvements on routes not designated as state highways without assumption of maintenance responsibilities and projects to alleviate contamination of public and private water supplies caused by the department’s storage and use of snow removal chemicals which are necessary for the purposes of highway safety and for the relocation of persons or businesses or for the replacement of dwellings or structures including, but not limited to, providing last resort housing under federal law and any functional replacement of structures in public ownership that may be necessary for the foregoing purposes and for relocation benefits to the extent necessary to satisfy the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, 42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq., Public Law 97-646, and to sell any structure the title to which has been acquired for highway purposes. Environmental studies conducted pursuant to this subsection may include an assessment of both existing and proposed highway rest stop facilities to determine the cost-effectiveness of sanitary facilities that use zero pollution discharge technologies, including recycling greywater systems. When dwellings or other structures are removed in furtherance of any of these projects, the excavations or cellar holes remaining shall be filled in and brought to grade within 1 month after the removal. In planning projects funded by said section 2A, consideration shall be made, to the extent feasible, to accommodate and incorporate provisions to facilitate the use of bicycles and walking as a means of transportation. Nothing in this section shall be construed to give rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or a cause of action or an enforceable entitlement as to the projects described in this section.

              (b) Funds authorized in section 2A shall, except as otherwise specifically provided in this act, be subject to the first paragraph of section 6 and sections 7 and 9 of chapter 718 of the acts of 1956, if applicable, and, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, may be used for the purposes stated in this act in conjunction with funds of cities, towns and political subdivisions.

              (c) The Massachusetts Department of Transportation may: (i) expend funds made available by this act to acquire from a person by lease, purchase, eminent domain pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws or otherwise, land or rights in land for parking facilities adjacent to a public way to be operated by the department or under contract with an individual; (ii) expend funds made available by this act for the acquisition of van-type vehicles used for multi-passenger, commuter-driven carpools and high-occupancy vehicles including, but not limited to, water shuttles and water taxis; and  (iii) pursuant to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, exercise all powers and do all things necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of this act.

              (d) In carrying out this section, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation may enter into contracts or agreements with cities to mitigate the effects of projects undertaken pursuant to this act and to undertake additional transportation measures within the city and may enter into contracts, agreements or transactions with other federal, state, local or regional public agencies, authorities, nonprofit organizations or political subdivisions that may be necessary to implement these contracts or agreements with cities. Cities and other state, local or regional public agencies, authorities, nonprofit organizations or political subdivisions may enter into these contracts, agreements or transactions with the department. In relation to these agreements, the department may advance to these agencies, organizations or authorities, without prior expenditure by the agencies, organizations or authorities, monies necessary to carry out these agreements, but the department shall certify to the comptroller the amount so advanced, and all monies not expended under these agreements shall be credited to the account of the department from which they were advanced. The department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on any transfers completed pursuant to this subsection.

              SECTION 18. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall take all necessary actions to secure federal highway or transportation assistance that is or may become available to the department including, but not limited to, actions authorized pursuant to or in compliance with any of the following: Title 23 of the United States Code; the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987, Public Law 100-17; the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, Public Law 102-240; the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, Public Law 105-178; the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Public Law 109-59; Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53; and any successor or reauthorizations of said acts, and actions such as filing applications for federal assistance, supervising the expenditure of funds under federal grants or other assistance agreements and making any determinations and certifications necessary or appropriate to the foregoing. If a federal law, administrative regulation or practice requires an action relating to federal assistance to be taken by a department, agency or other instrumentality of the commonwealth other than the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the other department, agency or instrumentality shall take such action.

              SECTION 19. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, all construction contracts funded in whole or in part by the funds authorized by this act shall include a price adjustment clause for each of the following: fuel, both diesel and gasoline, asphalt, concrete and steel. A base price for each material shall be set by the awarding authority or agency and included in the bid documents at the time a project is advertised. The awarding authority or agency shall also identify in the bid documents the price index to be used for each material or supply. The adjustment clause shall provide for a contract adjustment to be made on a monthly basis when the monthly cost change exceeds plus or minus 5 per cent.

              SECTION 20. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, section 61 and sections 62A to 62I, inclusive, of chapter 30, chapter 91 and section 40 of chapter 131 of the General Laws shall not apply to bridge projects of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the repair, reconstruction, replacement or demolition of existing state highway, authority and municipally-owned bridges, including the immediate approaches necessary to connect the bridges to the existing adjacent highway and rail system, in which the design is substantially the functional equivalent of, and in similar alignment to, the structure to be reconstructed or replaced; provided, however, said section 61 and said sections 62A to 62I, inclusive, of said chapter 30 shall apply to the repair, reconstruction, replacement or demolition project where the project requires a mandatory environmental impact report pursuant to 301 CMR 11.00, and all work shall be subject to the requirements of the then current edition of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Stormwater Handbook as approved by the department of environmental protection under applicable law. Notice of any application to the department of environmental protection for a water quality certification shall be published in the Environmental Monitor, and the work shall be subject to performance standards prescribed by the department of environmental protection pursuant to section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act if applicable to the project. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, said section 61 and said sections 62A to 62I, inclusive, of said chapter 30, said chapter 91 and said section 40 of said chapter 131 shall apply to any portions of the bridge and roadway approaches to the crossing of the Charles river for the Central Artery and Tunnel Project. If any state highway, authority or municipal bridge crosses over a railroad right-of-way or railroad tracks, the department or authority, as applicable, shall seek the opinion of a railroad company, railway company or its assigns operating on the track of a necessary clearance between the track and the bridge, but the department and the authority and their agents or contractors may enter upon any right-of-way, land or premises of a railroad company or railway company or its assigns for purposes that the department or authority may consider necessary or convenient to carry out this section. If a flagman is needed to carry out the section, the railroad company, railway company or its assigns shall provide the flagman, the cost which shall be borne by the bridge project except in the case of a bridge transferred pursuant to chapter 634 of the acts of 1971. For the purposes of this section, “bridge” shall include any structure spanning and providing passage over water, railroad right-of-way, public or private way, other vehicular facility or other area. Any project exempted from any law pursuant to this section shall be subject to the public consultation process required by the then current version of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Project Development and Design Guidebook.

              SECTION 21. Appropriations made pursuant to sections 2A, 2C, and 2F of this act shall be available for expenditure in the 10 fiscal years following June 30 of the calendar year in which the appropriation is made and any portion of such appropriation representing encumbrances outstanding on the records of the comptroller’s bureau at the close of such tenth fiscal year may be applied to the payment thereof any time thereafter. The unencumbered balance shall revert to the commonwealth at the close of such tenth fiscal year.

              SECTION 22. The secretary of administration and finance and the secretary of transportation shall submit a report on the progress of any projects funded under this act and included in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s 5-year capital investment plan to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means, and the chairs of the senate and house committees on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) previous year planned spending; (2) previous year spending; (3) current year planned spending; (4) current year spending to date; (5) original estimated total project cost; and (6) project description and location of the project. The report shall be submitted on June 30 and December 31 of each year for a period of 8 years after the effective date of this act.

              SECTION 23. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended balances of all capital accounts authorized in chapter 86 of the acts of 2008, chapter 233 of the acts of 2008, chapter 303 of the acts of 2008, chapter 10 of the acts of 2011, chapter 133 of the acts of 2012 and chapter 242 of the acts of 2012 which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2013, but which are necessary to fund obligations during fiscal year 2014, are hereby re-authorized through June 30, 2014.

              SECTION 24. The secretary of transportation and the secretary of energy and environmental affairs shall jointly submit a report regarding the capital and operating needs of the New Bedford State Pier to the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on transportation and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, no later than April 1, 2014. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) an analysis of the current state of repair of the state pier, including a description of all projects and expenditures needed to bring the pier into a state of good repair and low-end and high-end estimates of the useful life of all physical components of the pier and the estimated cost, as of the effective date of this act, to replace same; (2) for the prior and current fiscal years, any and all operating expenses associated with the pier, including, without limitation, payments to all vendors performing any work with respect to the pier and the salaries of all state employees who have performed any work with respect to the pier; (3) all persons and entities currently making use of the pier pursuant to any written or unwritten lease, license, permit, invitation or other agreement; and (4) a recommendation as to the most efficient structure for ownership, management, operation and oversight of the pier, including, without limitation, a recommendation as to which state agency or agencies should own or operate the pier and what actions, if any, should be undertaken with regard to whether future operation of the pier should include input or participation by municipalities or other governmental instrumentalities abutting the Port of New Bedford.

              SECTION 25. There shall be a special commission to conduct a study of the metropolitan planning organizations. The commission shall consist of 15 members: 3 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be the senate chair of the joint committee on transportation and serve as co-chair, 1 of whom shall be the senate chair of the joint committee on municipalities and regional government and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 3 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be the house chair of the joint committee on transportation and serve as co-chair, 1 of whom shall be the house chair of the joint committee on municipalities and regional government and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; the chairman of board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the secretary of administration and finance or a designee; the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or a designee; 1 member appointed by the governor from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities; 1 member appointed by the governor from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Railroad Association; 1 member appointed by the governor who is an expert in transportation finance or transportation planning and is employed at a private or public Massachusetts institution for higher education; 1 member appointed by the governor who is a representative of a business association; and 2 members appointed by the governor from a list of 5 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies. The study shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of (1) the current metropolitan planning organizations’ process; (2) potential ways to simplify and streamline the administration and project selection process; (3) ways to better coordinate between regional metropolitan planning organizations; (4) the potential for the creation of sub-regions; and (5) best practices and models from other states’ regional planning organizations. The commission shall conduct its first meeting not more than 60 days after the effective date of the act and shall hold not less than 3 public hearings in distinct regions of the commonwealth. The commission shall consult with relevant agencies of the United States Department of Transportation. The commission shall report the results of its study, together with drafts of legislation, if any, necessary to carry its recommendations into effect, by filing the report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, who shall forward the report to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets on or before October 31, 2014.

              SECTION 26. The registrar of motor vehicles shall prepare and submit a report detailing the licensing of commercial and non-commercial motor vehicle inspection facilities pursuant to 540 CMR 4.08 to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on transportation and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, no later than February 1, 2014. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the number of licensed commercial and non-commercial  vehicle inspection facilities, (2) the number of applicants on waiting lists for a license to perform commercial or non-commercial motor vehicle inspections, (3) any applicable limits on the number of commercial or non-commercial inspection licenses which may be issued and the reasons for such limits, and (4) the application process for a commercial or non-commercial inspection license in general.

              SECTION 27. (a) For the purposes of this section the following words shall have the following meanings: -

              “Department”, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation

              “Program”, the complete streets certification program.

              “Complete streets”, streets that provide accommodations for users of all transportation modes, including, but not limited to, walking, cycling, public transportation, automobiles and freight.

              “Certified municipality”, a city or town that has been certified by the department pursuant to subsection (c).

              (b) The department shall establish a complete streets certification program. The purpose of the program shall be to encourage municipalities to regularly and routinely include complete streets design elements and infrastructure on locally funded roads.

              (c) To be certified as a complete streets community, a municipality shall: (1) file an application with the department in a form and manner prescribed by the department; (2) adopt a complete streets by-law, ordinance or administrative policy in a manner which shall be approved by the department and shall include at least 1 public hearing; provided, that the by-law, ordinance or policy shall identify the body, individual or entity responsible for carrying out the complete streets program; (3) coordinate with the department to confirm the accuracy of the baseline inventory of pedestrian and bicycle accommodations in order to identify priority projects; (4) develop procedures to follow when conducting municipal road repairs, upgrades or expansion projects on public rights-of-way in order to incorporate complete streets elements; (5) establish a review process for all private development proposals in order to ensure complete streets components are incorporated into new construction; (6) set a municipal goal for an increased mode share for walking, cycling and public transportation, where applicable, to be met within 5 years and develop a program to reach that goal; and (7) submit an annual progress report to the department. Certified municipalities shall be eligible to receive funding pursuant the program.

              (d) Municipalities may adopt this section in the following manner: in a city having a Plan D or Plan E charter, by the city manager; in any other city, by the mayor; in a town, by vote of the board of selectmen.

              (e) The department shall adopt rules, regulations or guidelines for the administration and enforcement of this section, including, but not limited to, establishing applicant selection criteria, funding priority, application forms and procedures, grant distribution and other requirements.

              (f) The governor shall appoint an advisory committee to assist the department in developing the rules, regulations or guidelines for the program, including the development of a model complete streets by-law or ordinance. The advisory committee shall consist of the following members, as appointed by the governor: 3 persons who are members of  3 different regional planning agencies in the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies, 2 persons who are residents of gateway municipalities, as defined by section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, and 1 person from each of the following organizations: Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the department of public health, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, WalkBoston, the Livable Streets Alliance and the Massachusetts Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives.

              (g) The department shall annually, on or before April 1, submit a report detailing the program’s progress during the previous calendar year to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the joint committee on transportation and the joint committee on public health.

              SECTION 28. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the city of Quincy shall be designated as the principal planning entity for the Quincy Center Station Redevelopment Program, hereinafter referred to as the “program”.  The purpose of the program shall be to plan for the redevelopment of the geographic area encompassing the Quincy Center subway station and, as further defined by the city of Quincy, to improve the economic, social and transportation needs of the city of Quincy and the region and to enter into a public-private partnership agreement pursuant to sections 62 to 73, inclusive, of chapter 6C of the General Laws for this purpose.  Any public agency in the commonwealth with a real or personal property interest that may be affected by this program shall participate, to the maximum extent possible, in the development of a master plan consistent with the purpose of the program and shall share the cost of the master plan proportionately with all entities participating in the program.  The city of Quincy shall comply with any transportation operating requirements of a public transportation agency that may be affected by the program.  As part of the program, the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall participate in the study of any proposal to construct a state court house.  Any state appropriation expended to facilitate the implementation of the program shall be designated as a shared contribution from all entities participating in the program.

              SECTION 29. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, five hundred thousand dollars shall be appropriated for the construction of a sound barrier along the southern boundary of Route I-93 between exits 18 and 15 in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston.

              SECTION 30.  Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, a certain parcel of land and water located at 425 Medford street in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston shall not be included within the boundaries of any designated port area, except for the area consisting of approximately 6.19. acres. described as “Maritime Area” on a plan entitled “Exhibit Plan of Land – Maritime Area,” dated January 23, 2014 prepared by Kelly Engineering Group, Inc. Said "Maritime Area" shall have benefit of a vehicular access easement as shown on said plan and identified as "Proposed Maritime Area Access" running between Medford Street and the "Maritime Area". Said certain parcel of land is located at 425 Medford Street in the Charlestown section of the City of Boston, assessor's parcel numbers  0201799000 and 0201798000, containing approximately 839,808sf and 48,965 sf square feet of land and water and is recorded at Book 621, page179 in  the Suffolk county registry of deeds.

              SECTION 31. Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, to meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, the amount authorized in each of the aforementioned sections. Bonds issued by the state treasurer under this section shall be issued as special obligation bonds under section 2O of chapter 29 of the General Laws. All bonds issued by the commonwealth under this section shall be designated on their face, Special Obligation Commonwealth Transportation Improvement Act of 2013 and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All bonds shall be payable on or before June 30, 2053. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund and shall be payable solely in accordance with said section 2O of said chapter 29.

              SECTION 32. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall designate “South Station”, so called, in the City of Boston as "The Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station". The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may erect and maintain suitable markers bearing that designation in compliance with the standards of the authority. 

              SECTION 33. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of housing and community development shall consider the town of Stoughton as an eligible location for the purposes of chapter 40R of the General Laws and shall assist the town in developing a plan to revitalize the town center by identifying projects that could accompany the construction of any planned new rail stations.

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