Maurice O'Connell, Vice President Government Relations at CSX added, "We appreciate the time and energy the state, city and especially the community has given to this process. This is a better project because of the input we received. CSX is proud to call Worcester home. We look forward to our continued efforts in the community, including our 3rd annual Trees for Tracks initiative and partnership with the Worcester Tree Initiative next weekend."
"This project will be a benefit both to Worcester residents and business owners," said Senator Michael O. Moore. "I want to applaud Lieutenant Governor Murray and other officials who worked so diligently to pursue this expansion, which will bring an increased business presence into the heart of Worcester and improve commuter rail service to and from Boston."
"This groundbreaking has been a longtime coming with lots of local, state and federal level discussions regarding the fulfillment of this long-term transportation plan. This new rail facility will have a great impact on Central Massachusetts as well as on the rest of the Commonwealth, and I will look forward the fruition of this project." said Representative Jim O'Day.
"This has been a tremendous partnership between the Commonwealth, CSX and the City of Worcester," said Worcester City Manager Michael O'Brien. "This development is key to the future of our city, linking centers of economic growth and creating jobs."