Green Line included in Obama’s budget proposal
Yesterday afternoon at a meeting with MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott, community leaders and advocates learned that the Federal government will recommend the Green Line Extension project for New Starts funding, including $100 million for fiscal year 2015, starting September 1, 2014! MassDOT and the MBTA still have substantial work ahead in documenting the project and the state’s long-term ability to fund its operations. GLX is the highest priority transit project in Massachusetts and extremely cost effective in delivering new ridership and environmental benefits compared with other new transit proposals here and elsewhere.
Boston.com: “Rep. Capuano hails funding for Green Line in Obama budget proposal”
The funding has been included in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget, Capuano said, calling it “an important step in securing the federal funding necessary….I strongly support this project and will continue working with state and federal officials to advance it,” Capuano said in a statement. “The environmental and economic benefits of extending the Green Line are tremendous and residents are overwhelmingly in support of it.”