What’s This? Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.
OK, What’s This Quotation? At a transportation hearing Wednesday, state officials acknowledged that the long-promised — and long-sought-after — Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford is likely to be delayed. That's after the cost estimate ballooned by as much as $1 billion.
The state has hired four (yes, four) outside firms to evaluate how and why the cost estimate jumped, with more information set for a Dec. 9 meeting.
Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? At the same meeting, the MBTA revealed how much it pays to subsidize each trip on all modes: