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Cost was scandal all along

RE: “GREEN Line project may be in doubt;” (Page A1, Aug, 25):

The true scandal of the Green Line extension is that its cost is well out of line with similar projects in cities across the country and around the world. While light rail in Portland, Ore. and Washington D.C. and subways in Barcelona and Naples have been built for around $150 million-per-kilometer in recent years, the Green Line extension was slated to cost over $260 million-per- kilometer even before the recent increase in projected cost.

No surprise at Green Line overrun

MBTA INTERIM General Manager Frank DePaola places part of the blame for the unexpected large cost increase of the Green Line Somerville extension on a new T contracting process (“Green Line project may be in doubt;”, Page A1, Aug. 25). He said project contracts are broken into phases, and the cost of each phase is negotiated as the project proceeds. Given this procedure, no one should be surprised at the cost increase.

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