[carfree_cities] Re: Example of highway costs through Boston.
- "ronald dawson" <rdadddm-@...> wrote:
> Hi, I found an interesting URL from the Boston Globe relating to howmuch
> the BIG DIG/I-93 is costing taxpayers."Project
> http://www.boston.com/news/daily/15/bigdig_report.htm (click on
> At about $1.5 Billon a mile I sure hope they get their money's worth
> this still doesn't include a more needed North South rail link.Yes, this is an especially absurd case. Putting the freeway underground
will be an enormous help to downtown Boston, but getting rid of
it entirely might have been even better, and would have cost
only a fraction of the $55,000 it's costing to provide capacity
for each daily car expected to use it. Just to carry the interest
(at 5%), someone who used the highway daily would have to pay
$2750 per year in fees, or nearly $10/day.