MBTA and Lowell Regional Transit Authority projects aimed at reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are among 43 nationwide to receive federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding.
The Massachusetts projects awarded funding by the Federal Transit Administration's Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program under a competitive grant application process include:
Lowell Regional Transit Authority: $1.5 million for the Hale Street Solar Photovoltaic system, which includes installation of a photovoltaic panel array on the roof of the Authority's Hale Street garage facility.
MBTA: $2.5 million for a Renewable Wind Energy project to design and construct wind energy generation turbines in eastern Massachusetts, with possible sites in Kingston, Newburyport, and Bridgewater.
Visit the Massachusetts Recovery Transportation website.
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