BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker wants Massachusetts to spend $79.2 million in fiscal year 2016 on the ongoing construction of new red and orange line MBTA cars, which will be built in Springfield, according to the capital budget released Friday by Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
The total capital budget envisions bonding, or borrowing, up to $2.125 billion next year to use on construction and maintenance projects. That is the same bond cap as was put in place in fiscal year 2015, under former governor Deval Patrick. This would be the first time since 2010 that the bond cap would not be increased.