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MassDOT pledges to push funding for Green Line extension

Posted by Shirley Newsom - Globe Staff  March 12, 2010 03:30 PM

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By Alix Roy, Town Correspondent
The state Department of Transportation renewed its commitment to securing federal funding for the Green Line Extension today, pledging to formally initiate the New Starts application process by the end of the month.

“This is an exciting next step in the construction of this important transit investment, which is a legal commitment entered into by the Commonwealth,” said MassDOT spokesman Colin Durrant in an e-mail.

The New Starts program, which is the federal government's primary financial resource for supporting major transit projects, funds new and existing fixed guideway systems including commuter rail, light and heavy rail, bus transit, streetcars and ferries.

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