Sept. 22, 2011: Mass. Receives $15.6 Mil to Build, Upgrade Transportation Centers

BOSTON – Senator John Kerry, along with Congressmen Edward Markey and Jim McGovern, today announced that Massachusetts will receive over $15.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to construct two intermodal transit centers and upgrade additional intermodal transit, commuter rail and ferry stations across the state.

“This is a big investment in Massachusetts to upgrade infrastructure and create jobs,” said Sen. Kerry.

"This vital federal funding for transportation infrastructure improvement projects will greatly benefit Massachusetts commuters, making public transportation safer and more convenient. This funding will also help grow our economy, helping create jobs as each of these projects progresses. I am pleased that Revere's Wonderland MBTA station will receive a significant boost in funding to complete necessary public transit enhancements,” said Rep. Markey
 
"We must continue to invest in our infrastructure if we want to compete in the 21st Century. I'm very pleased that the Department is continuing to support the Attleboro Intermodal facility.  This project will be good for commuters, good for the environment and -- most importantly, good for our economy,” said Rep. McGovern.
 
The following projects will receive funding:
 
South Weymouth Commuter Rail Station – Weymouth, MA
Access Improvements and Enhancements
$8,011,800.00
 
Wonderland Intermodal Transit - Revere, MA
Improvement Project Construction
$2,106,296.00
 
Salem Intermodal Station - Salem, MA
Communications and Track Improvements
$1,543,315.00
 
Hingham Marine Intermodal Station – Hingham, MA
Construction of the Hingham Marine Intermodal Center
$1,273,304.00
 
Auburndale Commuter Rail Station – Auburndale, MA
Installation of Fiber Optic Cable
$1,380,000.00
 
South Shore Ferry – Hingham, Hull, Quincy, MA
Dock Improvements
$926,696.00
 
Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transit Authority – Attleboro, MA
Construction of the Attleboro Intermodal Transportation Center
$451,440.00
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