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Feds approve new cost estimate, Green Line moves forward

“Feds OK Green Line extension costs, securing project’s future” (Boston Globe)

“The long-planned Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford cleared a crucial milestone on Tuesday with the approval of the new cost estimate for the $2.3-billion project that clears up uncertainty about when and if the project would move forward.

The federal government had previously earmarked nearly $1 billion for the 4.7-mile light rail extension, but plans were put on hold for nearly a year when the estimated cost soared to up to $3 billion. The MBTA has since scaled back the project, but needed federal authorization on the new estimate before proceeding.”

“Green Line Extension Gets Green Light from Feds” (Somerville Patch)

“In step forward, feds OK new $2.3B cost estimate for Green Line Extension” (Boston Herald)

Feds Approve Revised Cost Estimate For Green Line Extension (WBUR)

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