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Report Says Major Infrastructure Fixes Needed To Support Greater Boston Population Growth06:41

Slow traffic heading eastbound on Storrow Drive (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Slow traffic heading eastbound on Storrow Drive (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Between 2010 and 2030 the population of Greater Boston is expected to grow by 10.5 percent. In that same period, a sizable jump in workers between the ages of 25 and 44 is expected — along with a much bigger jump in people over the age of 64.

An economic report released Tuesday by researchers at Northeastern University concludes this area will require some major infrastructure improvements to support that population.

Northeastern professor of political economy Barry Bluestone is one of the authors of the report. He joined Morning Edition to discuss its findings.

This segment aired on June 7, 2016.


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