CommonWealth Magazine: Think bigger on Red-Blue connection
THE RED-BLUE CONNECTOR is back in the news, with the state funding a small study to examine whether the project might be feasible. When we last left it, the connector was tagged with a laughably-high price tag of $750 million for a deep bore tunnel, even though the existing Blue Line tracks extend west to Joy Street, just 1,200 feet shy of Charles/MGH. Since then cities like Seattle have shown it’s possible to bore tunnels for $600 million per mile, or one-fifth the current Red-Blue price tag. Another crack at the project is certainly in order.
Source: Think bigger on Red-Blue connection – CommonWealth Magazine