Boston Globe op-ed on Green Line delay
“For MBTA, ‘nuance’ means ‘broke'”
“The only real obstacle faced by the Green Line extension – conceived in 1991, and now scheduled to debut by 2020 – is the unwillingness of federal transit officials to pick up the tab for the expansion of a transit system that’s going broke….The legally-mandated Green Line extension presents the state with a simple choice: Either fix the T’s budget, or pay for the $900 million Green Line stretch without federal funds. These two stark options should have been front and center when state officials announced yet another delay in the project’s timetable. They weren’t.”
Also read Ken Krause’s great response.