Saturday, October 3, 2009

An idea no more: Blue Line extention to Lynn

Forget about that long-sought Blue Line extension.
Because Massachusetts could not come up with more money for transportation projects, as required by the federal government, 17 projects were eliminated in the Boston metropolitan area, including eight on the North Shore.

"We take no pleasure in the dramatic cutbacks included in the new Regional Transportation Plan,” said Marc Draisen, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, “but they represent a realistic assessment of funds currently available and likely to be available in future years."