By Josh Resnek
The State Department of Transportation has set aside $10 million of a $18 billion transportation bill for architectural, engineering and design work for an anticipated Everett commuter rail station to be located in the area of the Batch Yard on Broadway near to the Encore Casino and Hotel, according to Transportation Department officials.
The need for a commuter rail station in this city cannot be overemphasized. Local officials are delighted Everett will finally be hooked up to Boston’s sprawling railway transportation system.
“This is great news,” said councilor at-large elect Gerly Adrien.
“Great news, indeed,” echoed Councilor at-Large Wayne Matewsky. “This is a long time coming,” he added.
The commuter rail hook up here allows for further intense residential housing development in the area, reduces to a certain extent automobile congestion and traffic, and allows local residents to move about on public transportation with freedom and timeliness.
“No more taking buses to Boston for me,” said Everett Square resident Richie Gallo.