The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.4 million grant for track improvements along the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company’s Gardner Branch rail line in Central Massachusetts.
The announcement was made by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey as well as representatives Jim McGovern and Niki Tsongas. “This federal funding will support key improvements to our rail infrastructure in Central Massachusetts, benefiting our economy and improving the safety of communities along the rail line. Transportation projects like this one are good for the Commonwealth’s businesses and families, and that’s why I’m glad to work with the other members of the congressional delegation to help secure critical federal infrastructure grants for Massachusetts,” said Senator Warren. The project will reduce the risk of derailments that could impact the drinking water supplied to the City of Worcester.