Fred Salvucci has always thought big when it comes to transportation projects and how they could shape the Massachusetts economy, driving changes like the Big Dig that continue to shape today’s commercial real estate investment 30 years later.
I wonder if Scott Van Voorhis (“North-South Rail Link Reminiscent of the Big Dig”) attended MassDot’s meeting on June 21 at which they presented the findings of a feasibility study of the North-South Rail Link.
Scott Van Voorhis’s recent comments about the North-South Rail Link repeat, sadly, the typical Boston cliché about big ideas – they are risky, cost too much and we Bostonians prefer to live in a broken-down city rather than dream big, or heavens-to-Betsy, spend serious money.
You know the saying that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity? Well, our state government’s long string of spectacular failures trying over and over again to cash in on potentially valuable Boston development sites also serves as a pretty good definition of sheer stupidity.
With funds earmarked for leak sealing and fire suppression efforts, the state plans to spend $39.4 million in the coming fiscal year on the regional tunnel network left behind after the Big Dig, the unprecedented highway construction project that ran from 1991 until 2006.