Big Dig Debt Gets Its Swell On To The Tune of $24.3 Billion

High-ranking transportation authorities told lawmakers yesterday that the country’s most expensive transportation project is more expensive when it includes interest on borrowing: $24.3 billion. The debt is “a drain of 550 million out of state resources that could be going to bridge, road construction elsewhere,” said Rep. George Peterson (R-Grafton). “But undoubtedly we are going to have to come up with revenue.” [AP]