“Even in the face of stomach-churning runaway costs, the governor is going to find a way to get the Green Line extension done. Greater Boston needs it – and he can’t risk losing nearly $1 billion of federal money for the project.”
Why is the State so bad at estimating these costs, again and again?
“The Green Line extension will lead to economic growth, job creation, revenue generation as well as environmental and quality of life improvements,” a spokesman for the redevelopment team [Union Square Associates] said in a statement. “In the long run, we are confident that the project will move forward because the stakeholders share these objectives and because the cost of not proceeding is enormous.”
Boston Herald: “Capuano: Must continue Green Line plans”