December 21, 2023

Warren Secures Half-Million Federal Grant to Improve Street Safety in Central Massachusetts

Letter of Support Text (PDF)

Boston, MA — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) a $480,000 grant for their Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Regional Action Plan and the Worcester Main South Demonstration Project. The funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will assist CMRPC in developing a comprehensive safety action plan for the region and in piloting demonstration activities on two targeted roadways with elevated crash risks in the City of Worcester.

“I’m glad to announce this critical federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will make our roads safer for everyone who walks, bikes, and drives on them,” said Senator Warren. “With this investment, I’m confident we’ll foster a safer Commonwealth where no one is lost to preventable accidents ever again.”

The grant announcement follows a letter of support sent by Senator Warren in July, 2023 to DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg, urging him to fully and fairly consider the application and reiterated the importance of the funding towards providing the region and the rest of the Commonwealth with the tools necessary to ensure a safer environment for future generations. This award is one of 11 SS4A grants received in Massachusetts.