Earlier this month, Amazon announced their search for a second headquarters, and local officials are enthusiastically volunteering Boston as a location for the estimated 50,000 new jobs and $5 billion investment.

Mayor Walsh told Boston Public Radio that if Amazon selects Boston, it could mean great things for the city’s beleaguered transportation system. “I think Amazon would help us force the T to really focus,” Walsh said.

Gov. Charlie Baker and transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack have suggested whatever improvements the MBTA needs could be covered with existing monies. Walsh disagrees.

“The governor is my friend, but you need money for that,” Walsh said. “He’s wrong in the sense of… he’s going to realize he’s not going to be able to move as quickly as he wants to. You need revenue to move fast.”

The Seattle-based company is considering locations throughout the country. The new headquarters are estimated to cost $5 billion to build and operate.

To hear Mayor Marty Walsh’s full interview with Boston Public Radio, click on the audio link above.