Massachusetts bill would set aside $4.8B for transportation work

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recently introduced a measure to spend $4.8 billion on improving the state’s transportation infrastructure, the Associated Press reported.

The plan proposed by Patrick, a Democrat, includes $500 million on road and bridge repairs, $100 million on rail projects, and $700 million for projects that would be part of the Big Dig in Boston.

Lawmakers plan to hold public hearings on the bill next year, according to the AP.