This is disappointing and surprising. At a time when other airports are taking advantage of the slowdown to speed up their infrastructure projects, we're cutting back.
Unfortunately this is behind a paywall and I don't have access to read the full article. Anyone here have details on what exactly is happening?https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/18/ ... -downturn/
It's not behind a paywall. Click away the advertisement and reload page.
If you're seeing the paywall lockout on a Globe article just open it in an InCognito Window instead....don't tell the Globe.
So the main takeaways are as follows. They are tabling the monorail-like people mover, two parking garages, and trimming three of seven gates from the expansion of Terminal E. As well as a plan to continue the suspension of Logan Express bus service from the Back Bay and Peabody for now.
They are still planning to repave Runway 9/27, finish reconstruction of the serpentine ramps between terminals B and C, and move forward on the B-C connector.
Tom Kinton, a former Massport chief executive is quoted saying the following about a BOS recovery,
“I think you’ll see Boston rapidly ramp up if we stay on course for our opening, and there’s not a bad fall-early winter in terms of a [COVID-19] rebound,”
As for my personal editorial. I understand the want to cut costs right now and that in the next year or so there will be less demand for gates at E. But I think this is a pretty short sighted decision. Now is a great time to complete these fairly invasive construction projects with less traffic to get in the way. BOS will recover, and when it does it will once again be bursting at the seams of its infrastructure.
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A:320/21, 333, 343, 346 || B:717, 735, 737, 738, 739, 752, 753, 763, 772 || MD80, MD90 || E:145, 170, 175, 190, 195 || CR200, 700, 900