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Who should pay to fix the Big Dig?

By Aldanatech ·
The Big Dig, which some people call the Big Pig, is a seven-and-a-half-mile stretch of highways and tunnels in Boston, opened last December after 15 years of construction. The cost was 14.6 billion taxpayer dollars, more than six times the original estimate, making the Big Dig the costliest public-works project in the country's history.

Throughout its construction, the Big Dig was plagued with rising costs and deficiencies, bringing constant angst to Boston commuters. Now, less than a year after its opening, there's a new problem: Hundreds of gallons of water in the tunnel springing from leaks in the tunnel wall, which could take another 10 years to fix. Most of the $14.6 billion spent on the project came from federal taxpayers.

Who do you think should pay to fix the Big Dig and what do you thing should be done to prevent this from happening again?

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How about the contractors

by Aldanatech In reply to Who should pay to fix the ...

I think the contractors that built the Big Dig should assume responsibility and the cost to fix it. After all, the money is already spent on an such an innovative project. If the companies that work on that project didn't do thier job well, they should take the blame.

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In reality, I agree with this...

by Packet Spoofer In reply to How about the contractors

I think that it is very likely that pockets were lined big time by these contractors, and if they cant get it right, then they need to fix it on their own...

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