- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - Consultants working on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line extension say the original design for a two-mile path along the project would cost about $100 million.

The Boston Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1qTpb9C ) MBTA officials estimated that the community walkway would cost about $40 million in 2014, but that figure likely didn’t include several features that the transit authority is looking to cut.

A new proposal for a path that would cost $20 million was introduced at a community meeting held Wednesday at Somerville High School.

MBTA general manager Frank DePaola told the crowd that officials are doing their best to deliver a project that is both affordable and accepted by the public.

The MBTA has said it will only continue with the extension project if costs dropped considerably.



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Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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