Green Line

Continued concerns about transportation funding – and the Green Line

CommonWealth Magazine: “At the T, reform gives way to revenue”
“Massachusetts is legally required to extend the Green Line to Somerville and Medford by the end of 2014, and if the MBTA’s budget doesn’t get shored up soon, the state will likely have to cover the project’s entire $950 million price tag….Mullan said Monday he would expect Federal Transit Administration officials to reject an application for federal funds for the Green Line, based on a federal financial feasibility test….’Until we get a handle on our operating expenses,’ Mullan said, the FTA ‘will not look favorably on expansion.'”

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