Maine-Boston rail service to get $21M in federal stimulus

The Associated Press
Posted Sept. 21, 2011, at 5:24 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority receiving $21 million for work on the Downeaster rail line between Boston and Brunswick.

Democratic U.S. Rep Chellie Pingree of Maine says the funds come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as stimulus. They’ll be used to add track capacity to reduce congestion and improve performance, improve signaling and restructure grade crossings.

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