Pawtucket, Central Falls seeking Rhode Island rail station

May 18, 2016

By Patrick Anderson, Journal Staff Writer, Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island is making its strongest push yet for a Pawtucket commuter rail station long-sought by the city and neighboring Central Falls.Website Insert Keep Your Money In-State copy

The Department of Transportation late last month applied for a $14.5-million federal grant for the project, which would be built between Dexter and Conant Streets and cost an estimated $40 million.

According to the application to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “TIGER” grant program, the state would contribute $3.6 million to the project and the two cities would combine to chip in another $3 million. The remaining $18.9 million would come from Rhode Island’s annual appropriation of federal transportation dollars.

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