Check out the following excellent editorials, the first of which is from former State Transportation Secretary James Aloisi.
CommonWealth Magazine: “Stay the course on Green Line Ext.”
“Support for the Green Line Extension is support for a 21st century mobility platform, for cleaner air, for a more robust regional economy. Those of us who support it need to join together to support completion of this project – but not completion at any cost. Completion must come after hitting the restart button, re-assessing the wisdom of the current approach to building the project, and putting in place public and private sector project managers who will get the job done in a fiscally responsible way.”
Boston Globe: “Green Line extension shouldn’t stop short”
“Baker’s administration has been appropriately aggressive in seeking savings in T projects, and eager to prove the agency doesn’t need more money to thrive. But the administration’s no-new-spending line shouldn’t turn into an unthinking dogma. It’s in the strong interests of the Commonwealth to finish the Green Line extension; jettisoning investment in infrastructure might be politically safe in the near term, but the public ultimately pays a price. Baker’s job is to make the extension happen. The train should be as cheap as possible, but it needs to arrive.”