Federal funds for Boston’s Green Line extension

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will issue USD 100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for its Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project. The grant represents the first installment of Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program funding for the GLX after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement with MBTA for the 7.5-km light rail line from Cambridge to Medford, in Boston metropolitan area.
The project will be implemented by GLX Constructors that won with its bid, a total of USD 1.08 billion.
“The region can now look forward to an enhanced transportation network as the Green Line is extended to serve tens of thousands of area residents daily,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said.
The Full Funding Grant Agreement, signed in 2015, provides USD 996 million in federal funds toward the USD 2.3 billion total cost of the GLX.
The construction will begin in 2018 with service expected to begin in 2021.

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