MAP-21 bill asks states to “fight” for road money

Published : Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

A new federal transportation bill promises no new funding for Massachusetts roads. Transportation advocates say the two-year bill passed by Congress in July requires Massachusetts to be more proactive at convincing Washington to supply new money for roads, bridges and public transportation.

“The biggest take away is that we gotta fight for more money at the federal level and that the federal government is not going to be the white horse that comes into Massachusetts,” said Kristina Egan, the Massachusetts Director of Transportation for America.

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