Tracking Transportation

Tracking Transportation

Keeping track of transportation

Stay the course on Green Line Ext.

Stay the course on Green Line Ext.

But streamline the project and install new managers

THE DISCLOSURE OF A BREATHTAKING potential billion-dollar cost overrun for the proposed Green Line Extension was unwelcome news.  Not only did it take everyone by surprise, it undermined confidence in the MBTA and threatened a project that under any and all circumstances would pass the test for a prudent and necessary expansion of the system.(...)

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Green Line extension endangered

Green Line extension endangered

Officials eye killing long-planned project as costs balloon

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE COST SET set by the Green Line Extension contractor for the first three stations is more than double the amount state and federal transit officials recently estimated, calling into question the full price tag of the new trolley line and whether the state can afford to build it. Recently estimated(...)

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Funds are there for North-South Rail Link

Funds are there for North-South Rail Link

Advancement in technology and added revenues justify the cost

THE NEXT TIME you decide to write about a major transportation project that two former governors strongly support and in which they were deeply involved during their terms in the  corner office, please do us the favor of getting in touch with us first before you write a column like the one that appeared in CommonWealth on(...)

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Getting smart about transportation spending

Getting smart about transportation spending

Mass. taking big step forward with system that will score proposed projects

MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT transportation spending is a little like shopping for dinner at the supermarket. Chances are that you considered a number of factors before you got to the checkout counter. You consulted nutrition labels and compared prices. You planned around your family’s individual preferences and health needs and considered how foods would pair up.(...)

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