Green Line contracting method not a panacea
“T contracting process for Green Line isn’t a sure bet” (Boston Globe)
“As the agency now continues to debate a $2.3 billion Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford, consultants hired by the MBTA say it should again use that contracting method – called design-build – to construct a new, scaled-down version of the project….
In the design-build model, firms join to bid on the project and work together throughout the process. Some prefer the process because it can speed up construction and allows the companies to catch cost overruns and design problems.”