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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 10:44 AM

Mass. Holds Hearings On $12B Transportation Spending Plan

BOSTON — The state is moving forward on a massive transportation spending plan that lays out how Massachusetts will spend money on infrastructure over the next five years.

Authorities say it’s first of its kind in Massachusetts — a $12 billion road map on what the state wants, how to get there, and what it will cost — down to the last dollar.

There’s $1.3 billion to extend the Green Line, with the first part of it expected to open in 2017.

Some $250 million will lay the groundwork, literally, on restoring commuter rail service to Fall River and New Bedford. ........................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.wbur.org/2014/01/30/transport-funding-plan

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