Boston Globe: Funding problems affecting Green Line
“Green Line extension funding in question”
“The Green Line expansion, estimated to cost $600 million in recent years, is now listed by the Patrick administration at $934 million, with hopes that the federal government will pay half the costs. And that money will build tracks and stations only to Union Square and Tufts University by 2014, a legal deadline set to meet clean air requirements.
The state had previously announced that by that time it would expand to Route 16, which would draw more riders and relieve more road congestion.
Mohler said the commitment remains, but the state does not have the $130 million available for the final link and will not set a timeline for finishing it. Mohler said he expects the second pot of money will be available between 2016 and 2020.”