Green Line extension makes Trump’s infrastructure list

The Boston Globe | By Travis Anderson
January 25, 2017

State transit officials are preparing for key meetings Wednesday and Thursday to review the long-stalled Green Line extension, one day after Governor Charlie Baker said the project has the apparent blessing of President Trump.

Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA, said in an e-mail Tuesday night that “there are important meetings tomorrow and Thursday between the project team and the Federal Transit Administration to thoroughly review the revised scope and costs of the project.”

The meetings were scheduled last month, he said.

“The project team is well prepared for these meetings, and looks forward to a productive discussion with FTA officials,” Pesaturo wrote.

His comments came after Baker, a Republican, told the Globe in an interview that the Trump administration had recently circulated a list of priority infrastructure projects that included the Green Line expansion, planned for an extension into Somerville and Medford.

The state is hoping to win about $1 billion in federal funding for the project.

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