The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation with the support of the Massachusetts congressional delegation has awarded the Commonwealth $72.5 million in federal stimulus funding for numerous transit improvements, including two much-needed MBTA Red Line projects at busy stations in Quincy and Braintree. Both projects will address critical infrastructure issues to maintain safe and reliable subway service and create dozens of jobs.
At Braintree Station, deteriorated concrete platform sections will be replaced and new lighting and warning strips installed. The project will begin in June and be completed in one year.
At North Quincy Station, the platform edge on both sides of the island platform will be replaced with a new poured-in-place edge, including new tactile tiles, along with platform surface concrete repairs.
The federal stimulus funding grants also include Back Bay Station improvements to replace the leaking roof and improve ventilation, along with Phase 2 of improvements at Ashmont Station. Learn more about American Recovery and Reinvestment projects.