Law will bring $9.3 billion into Massachusetts over five years 
More than $1 billion of this funding already going to transformative projects across the Commonwealth  
Washington (November 15, 2023) – On the two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, celebrated the historic investments from the BIL in Massachusetts.  

“From East-West rail, to electric school buses, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already hard at work to transform infrastructure across the state of Massachusetts,” said Senator Markey. “Our communities are seeing first-hand the investments in improved roads, bridges, airports, charging infrastructure, and public transit. For the next decade, these projects will make our communities safer and more equitable, all while fighting climate change.”  

The BIL will provide $9.3 billion in funding over five years for Massachusetts, including $4.2 billion for roads, $2.5 billion for public transit, and $1.1 billion each for bridges and water infrastructure. Communities are already seeing this funding come to fruition. Below is a list of active projects in Massachusetts made possible by the BIL:  

  • $116 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for new battery-electric buses 
  • $9 million through the Safe Streets for All grant program to improve safety at traffic intersections in Dorchester, East Boston, and Roxbury neighborhoods 
  • $1.9 million through the Reconnecting Communities Program to study the feasibility of reconnecting Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood 
  • $62 million through the Airport Terminal Grant program to modernize Terminal E at Boston-Logan Airport 


  • $108 million through the Federal Railroad Administration’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program to support train corridor improvements between Springfield and Worcester 
  • $54 million through the Federal Transit Authority to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) for low-emission and no-emission buses  
  • $15 million through the Safe Streets for All grant program to support pedestrian and bicycle safety  


  • $21.4 million through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program to replace four bridges 
  • $135 million in formula funding to replace the Rourke Bridge 
  • $6.9 million through the FTA to the Lowell Regional Transit Authority to support hybrid-electric buses 


  • $33.8 million through the Port Infrastructure Development Grant program to support an offshore wind harbor facility 

New Bedford  

  • $24 million through the Port Infrastructure Development Program to support the Leonard’s Wharf Rehabilitation and Extension Project  


  • $7 million through the RAISE grant program to improve roadway safety downtown 


  • $4 million through the Safe Streets for All grant program to support pedestrian and bicycle safety 

Electric School Bus Funding 

  • $29 million to five school districts (Fall River, Bourne, New Bedford, West Springfield, and Lawrence) through the EPA Electric School Bus program 

Broadband Funding  

  • Up to $416 million in broadband funding that will support the elimination of internet gaps in the state