- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The future of the planned extension of the MBTA’s Green Line to Somerville and Medford could be decided soon.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials revealed earlier this year that the price tag for the long-delayed, seven-mile project could be up to $1 billion above initial estimates.

The cost to the state for the expansion was initially projected at about $2.3 billion.

The T’s fiscal management control board is expected to discuss possible options at a meeting Wednesday.

State transportation officials say the revelations will require changes to the project or additional funding sources. They haven’t ruled out scrapping the project completely.

Consultants hired by the board to review the project delivered a report last week that sharply criticized how T officials managed a new procurement process and tracked project costs.

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