Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MBTA gets $43 million for commuter rail improvements

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Massachusetts received a total $64.3 million in transit-related stimulus funds on Thursday, $43 million for commuter rail improvements mostly on MBTA’s Haverhill and Fitchburg lines.


Massachusetts received a total $64.3 million in transit-related stimulus funds on Thursday, $43 million for commuter rail improvements mostly on MBTA’s Haverhill and Fitchburg lines.
 
Proposed spending includes:
  • • $17.4 million Haverhill line double tracking and other improvements
  • • $10.2 million Fitchburg line improvements
  • • $5.45 million commuter rail station improvements
  • • $8 million commuter rail facility improvements

The package also provides $12.8 million for a regional transit center in Greenfield and for tunnel signage and station improvements. damy.jpg
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