Connect Historic Boston project breaks ground

Peter Rogoff, the Under Secretary for Policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently joined Boston leaders and officials to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Connect Historic Boston project.

The purpose of Connect Historic Boston is to improve the accessibility of Boston and a range of local historic sites to bicyclists and pedestrians.

“Connect Historic Boston will make it easier for residents and visitors alike to get around easily and reduce their reliance on local roads,” Rogoff said. “We anticipate that this project will dramatically improve Boston’s historic areas and inspire similar projects in cities across the country.”

The project, which is estimated to cost $23 million, will receive $15.5 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. TIGER funds projects that are transformative and serve as assistance for communities striving to keep up with diverse, expanding travel requirements.

“This project will not only change the transportation landscape but it will provide more commuting choices and better access to jobs for local residents,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “We are counting on Congress to pass long-term transportation funding to ensure that more projects like this one will be possible.”

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