In the midst of a foreclosure crisis, and two weeks before the election, Deval Patrick says he's accepted 32 million to kick off grandiose plans to revamp South Station to 'relieve congestion'.
Nobody has done the assessment of how much this project is going to cost and where they think they're going to get the rest of the money to pay for it but they're going to improve the tracks for the people at the State House to get faster and more frequent service to Washington DC, add 11 new platforms, restore the service to Fall River and New Bedford. These plans require moving the central mail facility of the US Post Office for Massachusetts.
This project is going to cost tens of billions.
It's true that there is train congestion and we sometimes get hung up for three or four minutes waiting for a track - or waiting for a train to pass.
Is this small burden worth spending the money they don't have and we don't have?