BOSTON (CBS) – The MBTA’s $2.3 billion Green Line extension project got a big boost from the federal government Tuesday.
The Federal Transit Administration approved the T’s revised cost estimate for the project to extend the line into Somerville and Medford.READ MORE: UMass Lowell Closed Due To 'Possible Cybersecurity Incident'
The MBTA was initially given a $1 billion federal grant for the five-mile extension, which would create seven new T stations.READ MORE: NH Girl Nearly Killed After Small Piece Of Glass Punctures Lung
But the sky-rocketing projected costs put the brakes on the proposal for a year. That prompted the T to scale down the project. The revised version then had to be reviewed by the FTA in order to keep the grant.MORE NEWS: Students Organize COVID Vaccine Clinic At Charlestown High School
Once a design team is selected in the fall, work could begin on the extension next spring.