Transportation Plan Includes Green Line Extension

Federal funding remains a key to the Green Line Extension, according a 5-year transportation plan.

Credit: Chris Orchard
Credit: Chris Orchard
The $12.4 billion five-year Transportation Capital Investment Plan issued by the governor's administration Friday includes $1.3 billion for the Green Line Extension.

Much of that funding would come from the federal government, according to the plan.

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."

Although this doesn't present a new reality for the Green Line Extension, it's worth noting its inclusion in the transportation plan.

Construction on part of the Green Line Extension—to Union Square and Washington Street in Somerville—is already under way with $393 million in state funding.

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