- Associated Press - Sunday, February 12, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts has made gains in modernizing its aging transportation infrastructure, but needs to spend hundreds of millions more to continue making progress.

That’s one of the conclusions of a new report issued by the advocacy coalition Transportation for Massachusetts.

The report finds that a number of investments, including bridge repairs and new transit vehicles, have been undertaken since passage by the Legislature of a transportation finance law in 2013.

But it also cites experts as concluding that an additional $600 million will be needed to pay for necessary upgrades of bridges, state highways and local roads.

According to the report, transportation agencies are being told to plan for only a 1.5 percent annual increase in available revenues, even while costs are rising 4 percent annually.

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