Boston voters will have the final say, according to bid organizers.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders of the state Legislature announced Monday they would jointly hire an outside consultant to advise them on the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, saying they wanted to assure that hosting the games wouldn’t unfairly burden taxpayers.
Since the euphoria of being chosen as the U.S. bid city in January, the road has turned bumpy for organizers.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the rollout of the city’s Olympic bid has been hampered by too many “distractions.”
No matter what was discussed at Tuesday’s forum on Boston’s Olympic bid, the conversation always came back to transportation.
Gov. Charlie Baker told WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller that he has questions when it comes to Boston’s Olympic bid.
Rep. Brad Jones is also skeptical about Boston’s Olympic bid.
Congressman Stephen Lynch says the MBTA might hit some snags in its quest to get federal funds.
To sum up local Olympics Twitter lately: If you couldn’t be trusted to fund and run the T properly before, why should we believe you’ll pull off an Olympic Games without disaster.
Michael Curry said that, so far, Baker is honoring his campaign pledge to be available to communities of color.