What was in the federal agreement for Green Line funding?
Over a year ago, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) pledged $996.1 million in “New Starts” grant funds for the design and construction of the Green Line Extension. While we and many others fight for the Green Line, it’s important to know exactly what’s in that federal agreement – in part, to make sure our state doesn’t throw away that kind of money.
Through a request using the Freedom of Information Act, we have obtained the Full Funding Grant Agreement between the FTA and MBTA, dated October 2014. It includes information on project cost estimates and project schedules at the time. Check it out.