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HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2023

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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Senate, March 4, 2014.

BILL #:  H3882

BILL STATUS:  Favorable with Amendment

DISSENTERS:

None

ACCOMPANIED BILLS:

None

For the committee,

STEPHEN M. BREWER


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2023

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the House Bill financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system (House, No. 3882);- reports, recommending that the Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets recommended new text (Senate, No, 2018) be amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2023.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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              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. 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, nonfederally-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 nonfederally-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 $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 $156,000 shall be expended for the installation of a wireless coordination system for 39 identified traffic signals in the town of Waltham; 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 not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended on an analysis of transit capacity issues in greater Boston, including recommendations and preliminary engineering for addressing these challenges; 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 $1,300,000 shall be expended for construction of Phase II of the Watertown Greenway multi-use path from Arlington street in the city known as the town of Watertown to Fresh Pond reservation in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that $1,520,000 shall be expended for construction and oversight of the reconstruction of Belmont center in the town of Belmont; 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 $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 $3,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Gerena School tunnel in the city of Springfield; 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 $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 not less than $2,300,000 shall be expended for construction on state highway route 140 between the Sterling town line and East Princeton Village in the town of Princeton; 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 $420,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Babcock street from Devotion street to Commonwealth avenue in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $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 $1,000,000 shall be expended for the planning, design, construction and associated costs for transportation improvements at the intersection of state highway route 9, Worcester street, and Kingsbury street in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of Brattle and Eliot streets in the Harvard square area of the city of Cambridge; provided further, that $3,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Beacham street in the city of Everett; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be allocated for infrastructure improvement to the Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge in the city of Chelsea and the Charlestown section of the city of Boston including, but not limited to guardrail and lighting repairs; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for a study on the feasibility of a commuter rail stop in the city of Everett; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for street and sidewalk resurfacing on Pleasant street in the town of Arlington; 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 $50,000 shall be expended for an engineering study to examine the feasibility of reconstructing the intersection of interstate highway route 95 and United States highway route 3 in the town of Burlington; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for environmental permitting, alternatives analysis, type-study and design for a permanent replacement for the Rourke bridge in the city of Lowell; 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 $3,000,000 shall be expended for the design, construction, right-of-way assembly and related project costs for the reconstruction of the Lowell Connector north of Plain Street in said city of Lowell to improve safety, traffic movement and support economic and community development; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the design, construction, right-of-way assembly and related project costs for the realignment of Tanner street, in support of the Ayer’s city plan, in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $6,000,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a parking garage between Columbus and Summer streets in the city of Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for the repair of the Brown street bridge in the city of North Adams; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the repair of the United States highway route 7 bridge that spans the Housatonic river in the town of Great Barrington; provided further, that $1,750,000 shall be expended for roadway and utility improvements on Thiel road in the town of Adams; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for the progression of the Kelley's Corner at state highway routes 111 and 27 design phase in the town of Acton from 25 per cent to 100 per cent in order to begin construction work on the intersection; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the replacement of Cox street bridge in the town of Hudson; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of the Bruce Freeman rail trail bridge over state highway route 2 in the towns of Acton and Concord; provided further, that $4,000,000 shall be expended for the downtown revitalization, complete streets, traffic management reconstruction of Main and South streets in the town of Hudson; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of state highway route 38 from Pleasant street to Shawsheen street in the town of Tewksbury; provided further, that $2,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Water street from Bemis road to Laurel street in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $1,169,000, shall be expended for the reconstruction and improvement of state highway route 140 from Green street to the Winchendon town line in the town of Gardner; provided further, not less than $6,031,000 shall be expended for acquisition and construction costs of the Twin Cities rail trail in the cities of Fitchburg and Leominster; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for improvements to Boulder drive for sidewalks, paving, traffic calming, parking and streetscape improvements per the city’s Main Street Improvement Plan in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that $4,200,000 shall be expended for improvements to 11 priority intersections in the Dorchester, South End, East Boston, Mattapan and Roxbury sections of the city of Boston; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expanded for beautification and streetscape improvements to Mattapan square in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston 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 expanded for the installation of 3 additional Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus shelters, 1 at the intersection of Cummins highway and River street and 2 on Blue Hill avenue in Mattapan square in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for resurfacing of the Neponset Valley parkway in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $6,925,000 shall be expended for safety, drainage and traffic flow improvements on state highway route 3A, Summer street and Rockland street, including consideration of pedestrian and bicycle traffic, in the towns of Hingham and Hull; provided further, that not less than $3,075,000 shall be expended on safety improvements to state highway route 3A, from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail station in the town of Cohasset to Henry Turner Bailey road in the town of Scituate, consistent with the recommendations of Boston Region MPO's Route 3A Subregional Priority Roadway Study and comments from officials in the towns of Cohasset and Scituate; 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 $1,000,000 shall be expended for the emergency repair of Carrington road in the towns of Russell and Montgomery; 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 $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 $7,500,000 shall be expended for the construction of a parking garage in Medford square in the city of Medford; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for pedestrian safety improvements on state highway route 16 in the vicinity of Dilboy Stadium in the city of Somerville; 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 $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 $1,200,000, shall 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 the Quincy Center station redevelopment program in the city of Quincy; 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 $3,800,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction at the intersection of Crecsent street, state highway route 27, Quincy street and Massasoit boulevard in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of North Quincy street, Chestnut street and Boundary avenue in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $1,650,000 shall be expended for signalization and intersection improvements on state highway route 27 at the intersection of South avenue and Franklin street in the town of Whitman; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of sidewalk and roadway improvements on state highway route 18 from Whitman street to Central street in the town of East Bridgewater; 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, and recommend improvements to address traffic issues in the city of Beverly; 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 state highway route 97 in the town of Topsfield; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the repair and reconstruction for the culvert located on state highway route 22 in the town of Wenham; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for the sewer expansion project along United States highway route 20 between Massasoit road and Sunderland road in the city of Worcester; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of ADA-accessible sidewalks in the downtown area of the town of Millbury; provided further, that $625,000 shall be expended for the design of the commercial gateway from Snow road and Carroll road to historic downtown in the town of Grafton; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to demolish and remove asbestos from a house on property owned by the department of public works in the town of Millbury; 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 Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s Blue Line connecting in city of Revere and continuing to run along the tracks into the Lynn station; provided further, that $4,000,000 shall be expended towards the design of the Malden-Revere-Saugus Reconstruction and Widening Project on United States highway route 1 from state highway route 60 to state highway route 99 and shall include a feasibility study of connecting the city of Lynn to United States highway route 1 in the city of Revere; provided further, that $4,400,000 shall be expended for the replacement of 3,500 linear feet of drain pipe on Paradise road between Franklin avenue and Stacy’s brook in the town of Swampscott; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended for the replacement of 4,200 linear feet of 8-inch iron water main with 12-inch PVC pipe and road improvements in the town of Marblehead; provided further, that $408,000 shall be expended for stabilization and reconstruction improvements of Tudor wharf in the town of Nahant; provided further, that $220,000 shall be expended for the dredging of Lynn harbor in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Mt. Vernon street viaduct repairs in the city of Lynn; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for a study of the state highway route 107 and state highway route 129 intersections at Eastern and Western avenues and Stanwood street and Waitt avenue and Maple street in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the Wyoma parking facility off state highway route 129 in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the Wyoma parking facility off state highway route 129 in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of a pedestrian overpass on state highway route 1A on the Lynnway at Blossom street in the city of Lynn; 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 cities of Melrose and Malden; 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 $2,000,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a commuter ferry boat for the Lynn to Boston commuter ferry in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended for improvements and repairs on the Lynnway in the city of Lynn; provided further,  that $1,750,000 shall be expended for improvements and upgrades including, but not limited to, drainage repairs, painting of the parking garage and elevator improvements to the Lynn commuter rail station in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for a traffic study at the intersection of Blossom street and the Lynnway in the city of Lynn; provided further that, $1,800,000, shall be expended for the widening of the Walnut street, state highway route 129, bridge and associated ramp modifications, the design and construction of 4 signal systems to be connected in a closed loop system as a part of the United States highway route 1 and Walnut street reconstruction in the town of Saugus;  provided further, that $5,000,000 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 $5,000,000 shall be expended to improve state highway route 18 south of Walnut street intersecting streets, 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 $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 $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 $75,000 shall be expended for Buzzards Bay train station ADA-compliance cost study in the town of Bourne; provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended for roadway improvements to Brick Kiln road from state highway route 28A to town line east of Service road, including 3-inch asphalt milling and overlay of approximately 2,700 feet of 35-foot wide pavement, loam and seeding and incidental items, in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that not less than $7,000,000 shall be expended for roadway improvements, including design and construction to Cedarville Transportation Corridor on State road, United States highway route 3A, from the northerly side of Old County road to and including Herring Pond road, State road, United States highway route 3A, intersection in the town of Plymouth; provided further, that not less than $7,500,000 shall be expended for roadway safety improvements, 3-inch asphalt milling and overlay of approximately 18,000 feet of roadway 36 feet wide, the replacement of an 8-inch and 10-inch water main, 1899 vintage,  with a new 16-inch water main, trench restoration and related work in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that not less than $8,900,000 shall be expended for roadway improvements from Brick Kiln road to state highway route 151 on Sandwich road, including engineering plans, 3-inch asphalt milling and overlay of approximately 24,000 feet of 32-foot wide pavement, installing 8,000 feet of new asphalt sidewalk, granite curbing, drainage rehabilitation and installation, signage, loam, seeding and incidental items in the town of Falmouth;  provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for the interstate highway route 95 Ghost Rail Trail Route 95 underpass connector from Rabbit road in the town of Salisbury to Elm street in the city known as the town of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the design and public safety improvements from the intersection of Burnham road and state highway routes 110 and 113 to the intersection of Haverhill and Woodland streets in the city known as the town of Methuen; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the regional intercity bus and intermodal parking facility for the Merrimack Valley Regional Transportation Authority; provided, however, funding for this project shall not reduce funding provided in this item for mobility assistance programs under section 13 of chapter 637 of the acts of 1983 in the city of Newburyport; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for improvements along state highway route 114 in the town of North Andover from the Lawrence municipal boundary to the intersection of state highway route 114, Mill street and Willow street, including the widening at the Shawsheen River bridge and Hillside avenue and recommendations included in the road safety audit prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in the town of North Andover; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of sidewalks on High street to meet ADA compliance  in the city of Taunton; provided further, that $550,000 shall be expended for the Oak street bridge in the city known as the town of Bridgewater; provided further, that $80,000 shall be expended for the initial design and permit scoping for a commuter rail station in the town of Wareham; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended  for the design and fabrication of way-finding and welcome signs for the town of Middleborough; provided further, that $7,150,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a commuter rail station at Wonderland Park on the Newburyport and 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 in the city of Revere; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for 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, that not less than $2,250,000 shall be expended for Winthrop street corridor improvements, 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 not less than $100,000 shall be expended for studying the costs and 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 and the feasibility of including a water taxi station for the use of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority in the city of Boston; provided further, that $5,590,000 shall be expended for the repair and renovation of the Blackstone Canal in the town of Uxbridge; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for railroad crossings within the towns of Grafton, Hopedale, Milford and Upton; provided further, that $290,100 shall be expended for completion of design and construction of the Quinebaug Valley Rail Trail in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for resurfacing of Oxford avenue in the town of Dudley; 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 $175,000 shall be expended to upgrade and create a scenic pedestrian river walk and bicycle lane along Riverside avenue from the Buffinton street intersection to the South street intersection in the town of Somerset; 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 $2,000,000 shall be expended to reconfigure the Bark street and Stevens street intersection through the use of a rotary in the town of Swansea; provided further, $5,000,000 shall be expended for the development of a parking garage downtown in the city known as the town of Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $3,200,000 shall be expended for the repair of Winchester road in the town of Warwick; provided further, that not less than $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 $4,000,000 shall be expended for roadway reconstruction, widening and sidewalk installation on Taunton street from Common street near state highway route 1A to a point approximately .8 miles south in the town of Wrentham; provided further, that $4,003,000 shall be expended for the construction of ramps at the interchange of state highway route 1A and interstate highway route 495 in the town of Wrentham; 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 $3,000,000 shall be expended for improvements and maintenance of the VFW Parkway in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; 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 not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Nahatan street to state highway route 1A in the town of Norwood; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the planning, design and reconstruction of the state highway route 126 corridor in the town of Ashland; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the planning, engineering, design or construction of projects to mitigate the impact of CSX and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail operations at the at-grade rail crossings at the intersections of state highway route 126, state highway route 135 and Bishop street in the town of Framingham; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the planning, engineering, design or construction of projects to mitigate the impact of the at-grade rail crossing, including the impact on the delivery of emergency municipal services, including police and fire services, in the town of Ashland; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for planning, design and construction related to improvements to state highway route 109 in the town of Medway; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for pavement reconstruction, consisting of full depth reclamation, with some cold-planning and resurfacing at the side streets and project limits, ADA-compliant sidewalk reconstruction and handicap ramps, granite curbing, drainage improvements, landscaping and roadside development improvements, flashing warning beacon at the intersection of Washington street and Centennial drive and signs and pavements markings to Washington street from Grant circle to Mansfield street in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for the construction of a downtown boardwalk in the town of Essex; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended to repair the drainage system between state highway routes 128 and 127 in the town of Manchester-by-the Sea; provided further, that $120,000 shall be expended for an emergency access road to and from Plum Island in the town of Newbury; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the study, design and construction as dated for the traffic light fixture at United States highway route 44, Winthrop street, and state highway route 118, Bay State road, within the town of Rehoboth; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended for traffic signalization at the intersection of state highway route 123 and interstate highway route 495 in the town of Norton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for an emergency traffic light at the public safety building on Taunton avenue in the city known as the town of Seekonk; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the design and engineering of the Norton rail trail bicycle path within the town of Norton; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended for the design, reconstruction and safety improvements to Memorial avenue in the city known as the town of West Springfield; provided further, that not more than $200,000 shall be expended for traffic and parking issues as they pertain to the current park and ride facility at exit 6 off United States highway route 6 in the city known as the town of Barnstable and the feasibility of expanding the current facility or build a new park and ride facility for the city known as the town of Barnstable; provided further, that $5,000,000 shall be expended on ADA-compliant sidewalk construction and upgrades in the town of Yarmouth; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Parkers River bridge improvements to improve the design of the bridge to allow for pedestrian access under the bridge and increase elevation in the town of Yarmouth; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall 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 up to $10,000,000 shall be expended on design, road reconstruction, aesthetic improvements, signalization, sidewalks and safety improvements on Granite avenue from Adams street in the town of Milton to the Boston city line; provided further, that up to $1,000,000 shall be expended for design, road reconstruction, aesthetic improvements, signalization, sidewalks and safety improvements on state highway route 28 in the town of Randolph from Pond street to the Milton town line; provided further, that up to $5,000,000 shall be expended for design, road reconstruction, aesthetic improvements, signalization, sidewalks and safety improvements on state highway route 28 in the town of Avon from the Brockton town line to the Randolph town line; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for design, road reconstruction, aesthetic improvements, signalization, sidewalks and safety and intersection improvements on state highway route 138 at the intersection of Washington and  Central streets in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that $800,000 shall be expended for design, road reconstruction, aesthetic improvements, signalization, sidewalks and safety and intersection improvements on state highway route 106 at the intersection of East center and East streets in the town of West Bridgewater; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended on state highway route 28 from Randolph avenue to Blue Hills parkway in the town of Milton; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended on drainage, roadway improvements, design, road reconstruction, aesthetic improvements, signalization, sidewalks and safety  improvements at or near state highway route 28 and Ridge road in the town of Milton; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the implementation of additional opticon monitors on intersections and fire trucks in the town of Milton; and provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended on the implementation and installation of additional opticon monitors in the town of Randolph; 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 at Boston; provided further, that $65,000,000 shall be expended on the dredging of Boston Harbor;  provided further, that $11,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of state highway route 31 in the town of Spencer from a point approximately .75 mile south of state highway route 9 to the Charlton town line; provided further, that $65,000 shall be expended for repairs of the downtown village sidewalks in the town of Charlton; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the design and repair of and to make improvements to the Healdville road bridge in the town of Hubbardston; provided further, that $900,000 shall be expended to design, reconstruct, restore, resurface 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 $3,000,000 shall be expended to design, reconstruct, restore, resurface, 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 $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 $400,000 shall be expended for the replacement or removal of electronic traffic signals on state highway route 2 in the towns of Phillipston and Athol; 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 further, that $500,000 shall be expended to study the cost and feasibility of using current commuter rail infrastructure for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fitchburg, South Acton line continuing to run along the tracks into Albany, New York; 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 $300,000 shall be expended to complete phase 2 repairs of the Athol Depot owned by Montachusett Area Regional Transit and for construction and maintenance of the station; 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 state highway route 2A between Crescent street and Chestnut Hill avenue in the town of Athol; 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the purpose of removing blacktop, regraveling and adding retention gravel to Charnock Hill road in the town of Rutland to address depressions and settling of a culvert on Charnock Hill; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of Glen Valley bridge in the town of Petersham;  provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the completion of a bridge on the Grant Trunk trail in the town of Brimfield and the connection of the Brimfield trail system with the Sturbridge trail system; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of state highway route 62, Mechanic street, in the town of Barre; provided further, that $25,000,000 shall be expended for the improvement of freight capacity and upgrade of rail lines on the New England Central Railroad; provided further, that  $3,910,000 shall be expended for roadway and streetscape improvements for the downtown area of the city of Malden; and provided further, that  $1,500,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of state highway route 99 between Salem and Elwell streets in the city of Malden.....................................$2,200,000,000

              6121-1318 For the complete streets certification program established in section 3, 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, 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 March 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; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse a city or town under this item, subject to the availability of funds as provided in section 9G 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; provided further, that the commonwealth shall not reimburse any such municipality for work performed on any part of a municipal way that was also the subject of a reimbursable project that was completed within 1 calendar year of when the new project starts; provided, however, that a municipality shall be reimbursed for work performed on any part of a municipal way that was also the subject of a reimbursable project completed within 1 calendar year of the performance of the new work if said new work directly results from a significant unforeseen event that caused damages necessitating immediate repair, as determined by the department;  provided further, that a city or town shall not carry forward more than 50 per cent of its allocated amount from 1 year to the next year, unless spending less than 50 per cent of its allocated amount is necessary to enable the city or town to implement its 5-year plan developed under section 19..............................................................................................................................$1,500,000,000

                            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..………………………………………………….………..………………….$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……………… $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 preference shall be given to those proposals for new red and orange line vehicles that provide the greatest ancillary economic benefit to the commonwealth; provided, however, that such ancillary economic benefit shall not exceed any additional cost to procure such a bidder………………………………………………………………………………$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; ………........................………$55,000,000

              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 under chapter 6C of the General Laws ………………….……$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 not more than $100,000,000 shall be used to mitigate the impact of the South Coast Rail project on communities in accordance with section 25; provided further, 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 any new or existing rail station  receiving South Coast Rail service shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.................................................................................................$2,300,000,000

              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 not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended on the design and engineering of transportation improvements along the South Boston waterfront taking into consideration the recommendations of the 2014 South Boston Waterfront Transportation Plan..........................$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 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority-owned locomotives and coach cars that shall be transferred to the rail line by the department for use on the 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 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 by section 6 of chapter 6C of the General Laws.…………………………………………………………………...$146,500,000

              SECTION 3. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 90H the following chapter:-

                                                                      CHAPTER 90I

                                                        COMPLETE STREETS PROGRAM

              Section 1. (a) As used in this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings unless context requires otherwise:

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

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

              “Department”, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

              “Program”, the complete streets certification program.

              (b) The department shall establish a complete streets certification program 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: (i) file an application with the department in a form and manner prescribed by the department; (ii) adopt a complete streets by-law, ordinance or administrative policy in a manner which shall be approved by the department and  which shall include at least 1 public hearing; provided, however, that the by-law, ordinance or policy shall identify the body, individual or entity responsible for carrying out the complete streets program; (iii) coordinate with the department to confirm the accuracy of the baseline inventory of pedestrian and bicycle accommodations in order to identify priority projects; (iv) 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; (v) establish a review process for all private development proposals in order to ensure complete streets components are incorporated into new construction; (vi) 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 (vii) submit an annual progress report to the department. Certified municipalities shall be eligible to receive funding pursuant the program.

              (d) This section shall take effect in a municipality in the case of a city with a Plan D or Plan E charter, by the city council upon submission by the city manager; in all other cities by the city council, with the approval of the mayor; in the case of a town with a town council, by the town council; or in the case of all other towns, by town meeting.

              (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 3 persons to be appointed by the governor who are members of 3 different regional planning agencies in the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies, 2 persons to be appointed by the governor who are residents of gateway municipalities as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A and 1 person to be appointed by the governor from each of the following organizations:  the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the department of public health, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, WalkBoston, the Livable Streets Transportation Alliance and the Massachusetts Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives.

              (g) The department shall annually, not later than April 1, submit a report detailing the program’s progress during the previous calendar year to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives who shall forward the same to the joint committee on transportation and the joint committee on public health.

              SECTION 4. Section 101 of chapter 159 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 33, the words “$50 for a first offense; $100 for a second offense; or $300” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - $100 for a first offense; $200 for a second offense; or $600.

              SECTION 5. 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 6. 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 shall 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 7. 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 8.  The first sentence of subsection (i) of said section 6 of said chapter 153 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- except as set forth in subsections (b) and (d).

              SECTION 9. To meet any or all expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2 and sections 2B to 2F, inclusive, 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, $9,129,517,000. All bonds issued by the commonwealth under this section shall be designated on their face, Commonwealth 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 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2049.  All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund.  Bonds and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 10. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out items 6121-1317, 6121-1318, and 2890-7020 of 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, $2,375,000,000.  All bonds issued by the commonwealth under this section shall be designated on their face, Commonwealth 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 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2049.  All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund.  Bonds and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 11. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out item 6122-1224 of 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, $1,500,000,000.  All bonds issued by the commonwealth under this section shall be designated on their face, Commonwealth 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 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2039. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund.  Bonds and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 12. 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 under this section shall be designated on their face, Commonwealth Transportation Improvement Act of 2014, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 10 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2029.  All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund.  Bonds and interest thereon issued under the authority of this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 13.  To meet a portion of the expenditures necessary in carrying out sections 2C and 2F, the state treasure 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, $2,100,000,000.  All bonds issued by the commonwealth under this section shall be designated on their face, Commonwealth 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 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2049.  All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund.  Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall be general obligations of the commonwealth; provided, however, that any bonds issued by the state treasurer under this section shall, upon the request of the governor, be issued as special obligation bonds pursuant to section 2O of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided further, that in deciding whether to request the issuance of particular bonds as special obligations, the governor shall take into account: (i) generally prevailing financial market conditions; (ii) the impact of each approach on the overall capital financing plans and needs of the commonwealth; (iii) any ratings assigned to outstanding bonds of the commonwealth and any ratings expected to be assigned by any nationally-recognized credit rating agency to the bonds proposed to be issued; and (iv) any applicable provisions of a trust agreement or credit enhancement agreement entered into pursuant to said section 2O of said chapter 29.  All special obligation revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be designated on their face, Special Obligation Commonwealth 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 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution; provided, however, that all such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2049.  All interest and payments on account of these obligations shall be payable from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, including revenues credited to the Commonwealth Transportation Fund under chapter 46 of the acts of 2013 and shall be payable solely in accordance with said section 2O of said chapter 29.

              SECTION 14. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in carrying out 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 such 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 contracts, agreements or transactions shall be credited to the account of the department from which they were advanced.

              SECTION 15. (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. 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, 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 this act.

              (d) 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, nonprofit organizations, political subdivisions or authorities, without prior expenditure by the agencies, nonprofit organizations, political subdivisions 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 16. 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 those acts, and such actions, including the filing of 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 17. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, section 61 and sections 62A to 62I, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws, chapter 91 of the General Laws 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, that 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, authority or municipality, 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 department, authority or municipality 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, authority or municipality may consider necessary or convenient to carry out this section. If a flagman is needed to carry out this section, the railroad company, railway company or their assigns shall provide the flagman, the cost of 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 18. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all construction contracts funded in whole or in part by the funds authorized by this act shall be subject to section 38A of chapter 30 of the General Laws.

              SECTION 19. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, each city or town that receives reimbursement for the construction and reconstruction of municipal ways under item 6122-1224 of section 2A shall prepare and deliver to the Massachusetts department of transportation, on or before December 31, 2014, a 5-year plan for such construction or reconstruction.  The plan shall be designed to ensure construction and maintenance of a safe, sound and efficient transportation system, to relieve congestion, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to improve the quality of life in the community or region by promoting economic development and employment, and by meeting the transportation needs of the city, town, or region in a cost efficient manner. The city or town may use money made available from said item 6122-1224 of said section 2A to prepare such a plan.  A city or town may develop a regional plan under this section in collaboration with other cities or towns, or the regional planning agency containing the city or town; provided, that said regional plan also provides for the regional pooling of spending by each participating city or town, and for the distribution or reimbursements paid under item 6122-1224 of section 2A among the participating cities or towns.

              SECTION 20. 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: (i) previous year planned spending; (ii) previous year spending; (iii) current year planned spending; (iv) current year spending to date; (v) original estimated total project cost; and (vi) project description and location of the project. The report shall be submitted annually on June 30 and December 31 for 8 years following the effective date of this act.

              SECTION 21. 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 22. There shall be a special commission to conduct a study of the metropolitan planning organizations. The commission shall consist of: 3 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be the senate chair of the joint committee on transportation who shall 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; 3 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be the house chair of the joint committee on transportation who shall 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; the chairman of the 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; 6 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities, 1 of whom shall be from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Railroad Association, 1 of whom shall be an expert in transportation finance or transportation planning who is employed at a private or public Massachusetts institution for higher education, 1 of whom shall be a representative of a business association and 2 of whom shall be 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: (i) the current metropolitan planning organizations’ process; (ii) potential ways to simplify and streamline the administration and project selection process; (iii) ways to better coordinate between regional metropolitan planning organizations; (iv) the potential for the creation of sub-regions; and (v) 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 not later than October 31, 2014.

              SECTION 23. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended and unencumbered balances of the bond-funded authorizations in the following accounts shall cease to be available for expenditure 90 days after the effective date of this act: 6129-9113, 6129-9513, 6121-9620, 6121-9629, 6121-9929, 6121-0462, 6121-0473, 6121-0827, 6121-9965, 6121-8868, 6121-9592, 6121-9604, 6121-0464, 6121-9014, 6121-9015, 6121-9022, 6121-9500, 6121-9581, 6121-9605, 6121-9610, 6121-9701, 6121-9799, 6121-9918, 6121-9920, 6121-9960, 6121-9964, 6620-0418, 6621-0813, 6621-0815, 6621-0820, 6621-2040, 6621-2041, 6621-2042, 6621-2043, 6621-2044, 6621-2045, 6621-2046, 6621-2047, 6621-2048, 6621-2049, 6620-7967, 6620-9510, 6620-9610, 6125-9716, 6125-9934, 6125-9936, 6125-9717, 6125-9937.

              SECTION 24.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall designate South Station 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 25.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall establish a program to provide mitigation for communities directly impacted by the South Coast Rail project.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall disperse the mitigation funds authorized in item 6622-1381 of section 2F to communities to mitigate the negative impacts of the project including, but not limited to, noise and vibration levels and traffic congestion at grade crossings, negative impacts on  historic resources, natural resources, agricultural lands, critical habitats and other environmentally-sensitive lands, wetlands and water resources, cultural and historic landscapes and air quality and to existing commercial, civic, cultural, educational and recreational activities along the project.  The department shall consider the commonwealth’s sustainable development principles as established by the executive office of energy and environmental affairs in determining fund disbursement.  Communities impacted shall make application to the department in order to receive mitigation funds, in a form and manner determined by the department, demonstrating a clear need to address harms caused by the project.  The department shall be available to work with impacted communities to develop mitigation applications and identify areas of mitigation and best practices to address the negative impacts.  The department shall submit an annual report detailing the contents of any community application received and any monies distributed to a negatively-impacted community. The report shall be filed annually, not later December 15, 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.

              SECTION 26.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall ensure the operation of weekend service on the Needham Line and Kingston/Plymouth Line on Saturdays and Sundays.   Said service shall be maintained to and from Needham Heights and South Station, and to and from Kingston and South Station.

              SECTION 27.  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.  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.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the division of capital asset management and maintenance, together with any other public agency or public entity 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 28.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bonds that the state treasurer may issue pursuant to this act shall be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years, unless provided for otherwise in this act. All such bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2049, unless provided for otherwise in this act, as recommended by the governor in a message to the general court dated March 3, 2014 under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution.

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