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Central Artery
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Artery errors cost more than $1b
A yearlong Globe investigation determined that at least $1.1 billion in Big Dig construction cost overruns are tied to Bechtel mistakes.
Cost-recovery efforts faltered
State officials routinely overlooked or excused Bechtel's Big Dig errors, according to a Globe examination of project records.
Lobbying translates into clout
Bechtel has cemented bonds with policymakers to protect its profits, renew its contracts, and deflect questions about the quality of its management.
Defense of series
On Feb. 20, 2003, Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff issued a document disputing the findings of the "Easy Pass" series. Globe editor Martin Baron responded with a defense of the Globe's reporting.
 Bechtel's statement  Globe's response
Online chat
On Feb. 11, 2003, Globe reporter Raphael Lewis chatted with readers about the Bechtel series.  Transcript of chat
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