- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is seeking $14.5 million from the federal government to help build a train station in Pawtucket along the border with Central Falls.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1W0MA5F) the station would add another stop on the MBTA commuter-rail line from Boston.

State Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti says building the train station would be a transformative project that could provide much-needed economic opportunity for local residents.

The money from the grant would cover about a third of the estimated $40 million train station. Officials say the rest of the money for the project would come largely from other federal funding, along with a combined $6.6 million from the state and two cities.

The station could open as early as 2020.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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