‘All aboard.’ East-West Rail to benefit from $108M fed grant

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Springfield) announced a $108 million federal grant for East-West Rail, a project designed to connect Boston to Western Massachusetts and beyond through high-speed rail.

“We said from day one we were going to fight for every single dollar,” Healey said. The $108 million grant is a part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program from the Federal Rail Administration. The grant was sought jointly by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Amtrak and CSX.

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