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Hearing set for Gov. Baker’s $18B transportation bond bill

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are holding a public listening to on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s $18 billion transportation bond invoice.

Baker says the invoice will assist a brand new statewide pavement enchancment program, a brand new municipal pavement program, a brand new bridge enchancment program and a sequence of initiatives to deal with congestion.

Baker says the invoice additionally consists of improved financing and building strategies to assist MBTA capital packages.

The proposal consists of efforts to fight congestion, corresponding to establishing a tax credit score to encourage telecommuting and distant working, increasing the usage of designated bus lanes and making a program to cut back bottlenecks on native roadways.

It additionally consists of funding to encourage journey by foot and bicycle.

The public listening to is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in entrance of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee on the Statehouse.

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