Gov. Deval Patrick is announcing a series of major transportation infrastructure investments that include new cars on the subway and open-road tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Patrick is scheduled to make the announcements this morning during an address to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Patrick says the investment will stimulate economic growth and opportunity for commuters, residents and businesses, enhance accessibility, and ease traffic and congestion.
The governor says the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will launch a $1.3 billion procurement program to replace and increase the capacity of the Red Line and Orange Line trains.
The Massachusetts Turnpike will be fitted with all electronic, open-road tolling that allows drivers to pass through tolls without slowing down. Construction will begin immediately to rebuild and straighten the Mass Pike in Allston.