Green Line extension gets almost $1 billion from federal government
Big news today for the Green Line! The Federal Transit Administration announced it will pledge $996 million to the project. The remainder of the money will come from state bonds and $305 million in state operating funds. After years of hope and work toward New Starts funding, STEP is overjoyed at this important step toward making the Green Line a reality in Somerville.
Boston Globe: “US pledges nearly $1b for Green Line extension”
“It speaks legions to what we know, which is that we are one of the most transit-savvy and transit-loving communities. We say that, bar none, we believe this Green Line project is absolutely one of the best projects they could build in the United States.” – Beverly A. Scott, general manager of the MBTA
WBUR: “Federal Government Commits Nearly $1 Billion To Green Line Extension”
Boston Magazine: “Government Will Pay for Nearly Half of the MBTA’s Green Line Extension Project”
CommonWealth Magazine: “Feds set to provide $1b for Green Line extension”