Massachusetts
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Ridership:

  • Over 78,000 daily riders or 82% of total Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)  riders in 2019.

  • Over 1,610,024 Amtrak local riders in 2016.

Economic Impact:

  • In 2016, Amtrak generated over:

    • 2,660 jobs 

    • $151M in earnings for the Massachusetts economy

    • $8.4M in tourist spending

    • $714K in federal taxes, $335K in state taxes, and $206K in local taxes from tourist spending

Massachusetts Rail Projects that Need
Federal Investments
  • Boston South Station ($82,367,690)

  • Bay Back Station ($20,000,000)

  • Ruggles Street Station ($38,996,774)

  • Southampton St. Yard Facility Improvements ($16,000,000)

  • Attleboro Line Track 3 Extension: Transfer to Junction ($60,677,108)

  • Attleboro Line Track 3 OCS Installation ($3,058,319)

  • South Attleboro Station Accessibility Improvements ($48,661,718)

  • CTrail Hartford Line Commuter Station Improvements ($246,500,000)

Congressional Eye on Massachusetts
Infrastructure