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Officials present 90-day Green Line plan, suggest big cuts

“Severe cuts due in Green Line project” (Boston Globe)

“The head of the board that oversees the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says that cutbacks to the Green Line extension will have to be ‘on the side of brutal,’ as officials seek to cut costs for the troubled project.

‘This has to be a bare minimum system in order to get to a point financially where we’re making a minimum ask to third parties,’ Joseph Aiello, chairman of the fiscal control board, said Wednesday during a monthly meeting of the state transportation board.”

“Officials suggest major changes in store for Green Line project” (State House News Service)

“Wright said it would be important to differentiate between the ‘essential’ and ‘nice’ aspects of the 4.7-mile plan to add trolley alongside existing commuter rail tracks. Fundamental changes to the scope of the project could violate the grant agreement with the Federal Transit Administration, which plans to contribute $1 billion, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said last year.”

Download the draft 90-day plan that was presented.

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