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  1. So saying the "First Estimated Operating Budget" "Very Fluid" "Still many hurdles to clear" and that "It does not included infrastructure or city upgrades" is not honest enough? Especially when a combination of these venues will be financed and are already planned or being adjusted by other entities like Umass, BU, BCEC, MBTA etc. etc. ? No other city has released this kind of information... LA only listed fairytale hollywood locations...
  2. This has nothing to do with what I said... I did not say that's how you find the estimate that is a direct quote of how NoBostonOlympics.org found their estimate.. And I already said everything you said above about the cost being closer to $8 etc.. still private money. Vancouver got stuck because they made bad partnerships and bad contracts. London destructed and rebuilt an entire new neighborhood so again not a figure that can be used. Greece was in financial disaster long before their bid and it was the first summer games directly after 9/11 the costs of security were huge and the
  3. Taking the last 8 Olympics both Summer & Winter and averaging the Total Cost is as far from a realistic budget estimate that you can get. Especially with Beijing and Sochi included in that average when they made the conscious decision to spend that kind of money before even bidding. Asia did the same for the Youth Olympics and was actually reprimanded because that is not what those games are supposed to be about. And Sochi built an entire city, transportation system and waste treatment before even adding the venues.
  4. I have agreed I think it's a low number but I also know that NoBoston has never posted ONE fact from day one and they say in all of their interviews and website that it will cost up to $20 Billion and paid by taxpayers which is incorrect, until this week when they altered their verbal amount. They're pure propaganda which is what the Boston Globe loves and really the only legitimate press they have received. They have been asked to not release numbers like that until the Agenda 2020 because it could dramatically alter costs and what the IOC pays for. But if it's paid for privately there is n
  5. it has already been announced by both the USOC and Boston that they were asked to not put out certain information until it was time and well researched and the USOC announced that the US Bid submissions and choice would be made in early 2015 after the IOC 2020 Agenda Meeting in December. Why not talk about what you think the plans are for swimming? I think it be amazing if they did what Rio is doing for their "Future Arena" with "Nomadic Architecture" the building will be temporary and after the games the pieces are dismantled and will be reconstructed to create 4 brand new schools for 2000
  6. it couldn't be any less shady, regardless if the 4.5b is lowball or not it is very very clear that it won't be a public or city expense, if it is there won't be a bid so just stop attacking people for stupid **** be constructive with your hate of the bid the rest falls on deaf ears. I've made it clear I think if it can work it will if it can't it won't and from the beginning I have said I think Boston should be the first US city to bid for the Youth Olympics it's a better fit. "Dan OConnell, president of the Boston 2024 Partnership, said the $4.5 billion pricetag would be offset by $1.2 bill
  7. Why would a completely seperate already planned, approved and paid for expansion of the BCEC be included in a big for 2024? Its not being expanded because of or for us it's being expanded because we're one of the largest convention centers in the country which is also why we already have the adequate hotel rooms needed for the games. We are just going to be utilizing the location for events not building it.
  8. it had unanimous support this past month at the Summit and from every NOC there is probably a 90% chance that it will pass... especially after the Oslo/2022 issues and Germany/Paris on the fence for 2024.
  9. And clearly you don't know or care to listen to or believe that all of those prerequisites are a thing of the past especially for the United States to bid or any country other than China & Russia for that matter. The IOC has some huge changes coming on their end as well. We have the new USOC-IOC Agreements set, They have lowered the cost of bidding and we have the 2020 agenda coming up for vote in December and since the IOC distributes over 90% of its revenues to organisations throughout the Olympic Movement to support the staging of the Games they really have no reason to vote it down. B
  10. No experience? 1) they are literally working hand in hand with the USOC as are the other cities 2) they have had extensive meetings with other bid cities and host cities - Mitt Romney - President and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Committee - Boston's largest Construction Company, wealthiest residents and one of Forbes Largest Private Companies in the US. - Owner of the Patriots the 8th most valuable team in all of sports and the red sox the 11th most valuable - The Executive Assistant of the Red Sox - The former Manager of the Head of the Charles Regatta - USOC &
  11. BTW there was a meeting/hearing regarding the Blue/Red Connector on Tuesday. It was in the Capital Improvement Plan but pulled because 16 other projects had already been fully funded on the Red & Blue lines including the renovation of all the blue stations and 3 red ones. But it's not dead yet ;-)
  12. You are very wrong... The FY2014 – FY2018 Transportation Capital Investment Plan was approved and it gets funded over a 5 year span. And all of the projects will be completed by or before 2023. It was a unanimous approval in fact. The Green Line Extension was funded in April and the purchase of 40 Green line Buses and 24 Green Line Trains was approved in May.
  13. I was specifically referencing the signal systems you commented on... what has the MBTA done wrong lately? They have done quite a bit - first FREE Commuter rail Wi-Fi in the country - 258 cars and over 10,000 people use it a day - replaced the concrete slabs on the redline - built the first new subway station since 1987 - Assembly Square which is amazing. - late night service - Government Center (going to be amazing) - announced Fairmont Service Upgrades - announced the new Allston Commuter Station and line - Restored Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Lines - New Chelsea Silverline
  14. Well then maybe you should read the bill? All of those things are to be completed by 2017...
  15. The Seoul Stadium was actually built to hold over 100,000 people today it holds under 70k and Montreal was 72,406
  16. Even after having to scale down the new Tokyo stadium by 20% they managed to keep the 80,000 seats and cut the price in half... if they can do that we can do anything..
  17. No Their Bid was $5 Billion which included investment in all facilities and venues, roads and infrastructure, as well as city improvement and development of green spaces. ours is $4.5b + $5b and no public cost
  18. Here we go... this story is much much more detailed... "In direct terms, O'Connell stated that if any gap existed between revenues and budget costs for the Games, the City of Boston would not pay a single dollar to it." One last critical note: All security costs would fall under the jurisdiction of the Secret Service, and would therefore be paid for by the federal government. http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/10/18/boston-2024-olympic-bid-details-budget-olympic-stadium-site-in-boston-marty-walsh-role-in-ioc-bid/ Initial estimated budget: $4.5 billion This includes all costs that pertain
  19. I have shared it in this thread before in fact... Here is the PDF to the $13 Billion Massdot Capital Investment Transportation Bill http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/0/docs/infoCenter/docs_materials/cip_FY14_FY18.pdf
  20. Ding Ding... that is correct Sir... and they made it pretty clear this will not becoming a public debt.
  21. Also need to think of the writer and publication as well... The Boston Globe has been telling everyone on Twitter and online that the $4.5 Billion is coming from public money... But who would expect anything less from the Globe :-)
  22. No the $5 Billion was the amount for infrastructure projects that are already planned and being paid for separately.. . obviously there will be some of that which will be added additionally but there was a reason to have them separate. Did you miss the part where the $4.5 and runoff is being paid for with PRIVATE funds? That was very clear and the most important fact I'd say
  23. The US Government pays for all of the Security Costs and you also have to remember that the Domestic Partnerships with the IOC and NOC pay and supply a lot of things.. just for example Panasonic provides all the surveillance equipment etc.. Any costs involved with the operations of the games are covered. So their estimates seem pretty legit. Atlanta only cost $1.7 Billion today with inflation that would be $2.8 billion and they made a $10 million profit
  24. Last we all checked they were in close works with the USOC so they obviously know what they do and don't need... The Olympics are changing contrary to popular belief
  25. Today was a huge day for the Boston 2024 Movement The Committee had a busy legislative day at the State House and then a Press & Media conference. A projected budget was announced of $4.5 Billon not including $5 Billion in infrastructure and they listed all of the proposed venues most of which I had previously mentioned especially the Olympic Stadium going by the Highway in South Boston. I know you will all say none of this will work and the IOC will hate it etc. etc. but honestly I am willing to bet that this is the new way the IOC does want to do it and I truly believe Boston is the
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