- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - A leading opponent of the defunct effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston has a new job with a transportation advocacy coalition.

Transportation for Massachusetts, or T4MA, announced Tuesday that Chris Dempsey will be its new director, starting Feb. 6.

Dempsey was co-chair of No Boston Olympics, formed after the city made a bid to host the 2024 Games.

The bid fell apart amid public concerns over taxpayers potentially being on the hook for cost overruns. The United States Olympic Committee dropped Boston and turned to Los Angeles as the American bid city.

Dempsey previously served as an assistant state secretary of transportation.

He’ll succeed Kristina Egan, who stepped down last year as head of T4MA. The coalition advocates for reliable and affordable transportation options for Massachusetts residents.

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