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Transit boards “reluctant” to spend any more money on Green Line Extension

“Transit officials won’t commit additional state money to Green Line extension” (Boston.com)

“Transit officials on Monday said they would not commit any additional state funding beyond what has already been slated for the MBTA’s Green Line extension, an amount that was based on a budget estimate the project blew past earlier this year.”

“Little support for boosting Green Line state aid” (CommonWealth Magazine)

“They’re basically saying it’s a good investment for the Commonwealth at $1 billion, but it’s not a good investment at more than that amount of Commonwealth dollars,” Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack summarized for reporters after members of both boards unanimously approved the resolution. Asked what the chances are that the trolley extension would be built, Pollack said, “I don’t want to predict.”

“State Draws Line on T” (NECN)

“State transit overseers are alarmed at the explosion in the pricetag and want to put pressure on mayors and developers who’d benefit from the project to come up with money for it by steps such as building and paying for stations.”

“Officials: Local cities should chip in on Green Line project” (Boston Herald)

“Somerville mayor confident rail plan due back on track” (Boston Herald)

“Opinion: MBTA repeats Big Dig mistakes” (Boston Globe)

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