The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will receive $26.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding for transit upgrades and improvements in Boston, the agency said today.
The grant will pay for the rehabilitation of the diesel ventilation system at Boston’s Back Bay Rail Station, installation of bike parking facilities at subway and commuter rail stations and the purchase of 108 lift-equipped, eight-passenger vans with three wheelchair berths for the RIDE paratransit service, the agency said.
Meanwhile, the commonwealth has created website that includes an interactive project map for tracking
Federal stimulus funds available through ARRA are now being invested in “shovel-ready” projects across the Commonwealth. Massachusetts received authority under ARRA to spend $437.9 million over two years on road and bridge projects. An additional $319 million will fund urban and regional transit projects.