Polito Vague on Fate of New Bedford Commerce Terminal
Unclear answers from the Baker administration on what will become of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.
The terminal, originally budgeted at $113 million, is $10 million over-budget, behind schedule, and will not play host to Cape Wind - the failed offshore wind project.
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was in New Bedford Thursday, and suggests the terminal does have potential, "It is an asset that sits right here in a strategic area of this port, and we do need a plan that will make sure that we maximize its usefulness."
Mayor Jon Mitchell says the terminal will be used for short-sea shipping, and could possibly welcome offshore wind in the future.
Polito says the State will rely heavily on input from the City concerning the future of the terminal.