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The 77% increase above the original estimate for the Central Valley section of California High Speed Rail suggests the rail authority and its consultants have vastly underestimated the difficulties of buying land, obtaining environmental approvals, navigating through complex litigation and much else, the Los Angeles Times reported.

[California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: ‘Worst-case scenario has happened’, Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2018]

Outside critics saw the rail authority’s defense of lower cost estimates as part of an effort to politically protect the project.

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Written by beleben

January 17, 2018 at 2:49 pm

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