Gov. Deval Patrick will announce plans for a $1.4 billion commuter rail link to New Bedford and Fall River on Wednesday, hoping to make good on an long-awaited expansion of the state’s public transportation system.
The price tag for the project has risen from an estimated $156 million during the Weld Administration to $670 million during the Romney Administration (may have included other rail projects), to the $1.4 billion quoted today (and destined to go higher, right?)
Meanwhile, the Arborway Green Line remains disassembled; much of the track has been paved over, although the MBTA’s management says no final decision has been made as to its future.
How does it happen that suddenly a subway line suddenly disappears? In broad daylight?
Patrick to unveil commuter rail plan for New Bedford, Fall River – By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press, by way of The Boston Globe