Our beloved Green Line Extension is #28 on this list of “Emergency and National Security Projects” coming out of the Trump administration. Some might say it’s on the list because the funding has already been allocated and he can easily try to take credit for it. In any case, let’s build it!
“Green Line extension makes Trump’s infrastructure list” (Boston Globe)
“Rafael Mares, a senior attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation, which backs the project, welcomed the news that the expansion is on Trump’s radar. ‘Obviously, I appreciate that the Green Line extension is on that list,’ Mares said in a phone interview. ‘It’s a really important transit project.'”
“The GLX project is the 28th item in a list of 50 projects contained in a presentation obtained by The Kansas City Star and The News Tribune, of Tacoma, Washington, which published a copy of the document online. The newspapers said the document was ‘circulated within the congressional and business communities,’ but did not explain how they obtained a copy. According to the document, the Trump administration is seeking $137.5 billion in total investment for the 50 projects. Half of that would come from private investments.”