Board funds project to reestimate and redesign Green Line Extension

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“Board OKs $6M to study stalled Green Line plan” (Boston Herald)

“The panel yesterday approved deals with three firms that will redesign the project and come up with a new price tag for it, T General Manager Frank DePaola said yesterday after the meeting. DePaola hopes firms under contract will bring costs down $1 billion to its initial budget of $1.99 billion for the 4.7-mile extension.

‘We’re looking to cut a billion (dollars) out,’ DePaola said. ‘The idea would be to get back to the original budget. … We’re trying to get as close as we can, and then see, if we have a remainder, what the gap is, and what our options are in finding funding for that.'”