February 17, 2006
The Big Dig, or Central Artery/Tunnel project has cut the average trip through downtown Boston from 19.5 minutes to 2.8 minutes and will generate $7 billion in private investment and create tens of thousands of jobs, according to a Boston consulting firm. The joint venture of Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff served as management consultant on the $14.6 billion megaproject, which is now fully open to highway traffic.
Big Dig Carves out Big Economic Impact
The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority commissioned the study by the Economic Development Research Group, Inc.