New England News
4:46 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

State Fills Funding Gap For Transportation Project

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says the state will close a $4 million dollar funding gap in Springfield’s Union Station  reconstruction.   WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

Union Station in Springfield MA
Credit WAMC

   Governor Patrick announced the additional state funding as he took part in a ceremonial demolition of a section of  the wall of the derelict train station to kick off what will be a $48 million dollar renovation.  The project will create a transportation hub in Springfield for high speed rail in the northeast. Governor Patrick said expanding passenger rail is connected to economic recovery.

   The state has now put almost $10 million into the Union Station project in Springfield. The bulk of the money for the project has come from the federal government through the efforts of Congressman Richard Neal