Boston as a Cautionary Tale for the CRC

Via Planetizen:

The Boston Globe reports that the state end of the “Big Dig” project came in at over $7B and interest costs will push that over $10B:

“It is extremely important that we understand the effect that the Big Dig debt service has on overall transportation spending in Massachusetts,” said Representative David P. Linsky, committee chairman and a Natick Democrat. “We’re paying over $100 million a year in Big Dig debt service, and that is obviously $100 million that we can’t spend on other transportation needs.”

If anyone thinks the Columbia River Crossing will not displace other regional (and state) transportation priorities, please think again…

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