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Massachusetts transportation project wish list tops $75B

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

A massive wish list of more than $75 billion in transportation spending outlined by state agencies and advocates is far beyond what taxpayers and commuters can handle, alarmed watchdogs are warning.
Pricey transportation fixes have been backing up like rush-hour traffic.
A Herald review of current, pending and possible projects quickly hits the $75 billion mark. They include a potential $28.5 billion option to overhaul the Commuter Rail that received partial blessing from the MBTA's oversight board this week; projects like the Green Line extension; and billions in long-overdue maintenance...
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