The project consists of a 1.1 mile tunnel under downtown
"This next step for the Silver Line is an important one,” said Senator Kerry. "It will enhance commuters’ abilities to travel from
"This is a wonderful accomplishment for the MBTA, and a recognition of a great deal of hard work. It means in the years ahead we’ll be in a strong position to secure substantial federal funding, and help the state meet its considerable transit expansion needs,” Senator Kennedy said.
"This notification from the FTA is an important step forward for the Silver Line, a project that will increase public transit options in many
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said, "The announcement by the FTA is another positive step toward the completion of this critical transportation project. Upon its completion, Phase III will provide increased accessibility for residents along the Silver Line to the South Boston Waterfront, the Financial District and
"I want to thank Senator Kennedy, Senator Kerry, Congressman Capuano, Congressman Olver, Congressman Lynch, and the entire Massachusetts delegation for their steadfast support of this project specifically, and their continued support of the MBTA and public transportation generally. This is great news getting this important project back on track," stated Daniel A. Grabauskas, General Manager of the MBTA.
The Silver Line Phase III project is expected to cost $1.2 billion. If the Federal Transit Administration gives the project final approval, the federal government may provide approximately $700 million in funding for this project.