The draft of the $12.4 billion capital investment plan by Gov. Patrick’s administration includes $1.3 billion for the Green Line extension. It’s a blueprint and although there’s no guarantee that all the projects in the plan will get funding, it’s a another good sign for the Green Line. This plan continues to assume that about half of the Green Line costs will come from federal New Starts funding.
The plan also includes a long-term vision and map for what the MBTA system might look like in 2024. Continue for the full map and press coverage.
Boston.com: “Mass. officials unveil $12B transportation plan”
“We invest in our transportation infrastructure because roads, rail and bridges create a foundation that support private sector investment and expanded opportunity for all our residents,” Patrick said in a statement.
Somerville Patch: “Transportation Plan Includes Green Line Extension”
The plan says $1.34 billion “will fund procurement of vehicles, construction of stations and improvements to rail and signal systems to enable service to Somerville and Medford by FY2020. The [Capital Investment Plan] assumes that the Federal Transit Administration will fund almost half of the total cost of the project, which would reduce the required state match to $730 million through FY2020.”
MassLive: “MassDOT five-year plan includes introduction of Indigo Line, extension of Green Line”
Boston Magazine: “Take A Ride On The MBTA’s ‘New Indigo Line’ In 2024”
Download the full plan from MassDOT.