SPRINGFIELD, MA(wfcr) -
Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray was in Springfield today to announce a $350,000 grant for the city's Union Station redevelopment project. The project seeks to revive the long-dormant train station into a transportation and retail hub. Brian Connors of Springfield's Planning and Economic Development Department says the state money will be used for an analysis and revision of the $115-million project.
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is overseeing the Union Station project. Federal funds for the project have been frozen since a draft report from auditors two years ago found the PVTA spent more than $4-million for ineligible expenses.