Not in Massachusetts, baby. No way. Today’s report from WBUR just confirms what you already know: Construction projects take forever and go over budget. Interestingly, it seems to be because we’ve been penny-wise and pound-foolish: Taking unrealistically low bids, and not providing money for projects in a timely way, allowing them to finish early. As for just plain foolish, I’d add the totally unnecessary mandated police presence.
And just for more on the Romney record, here’s more evidence of how much he cared about governing our fair Commonwealth:
In 2006 then Governor Mitt Romney didn’t file a transportation bond bill so as many as a hundred construction projects stopped. This can drag projects out for years. The biggest project underway now is the $300 million dollar reconstruction and widening of nearly 14 miles of Route 128. It includes replacing 22 bridges. Many parts are behind schedule including work at the 128/95 south interchange in Canton and the overpass on Route 1 in Dedham.