Feds to Investigate Transit Project Costs

The Government Accountability Office will investigate why it costs so much more to build transit in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Perhaps this could be the change of systematic change.

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March 29, 2018, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"The astronomical costs of building the Second Avenue subway and other New York public transit projects are now the subject of a federal inquiry," reports Brian M. Rosenthal. The Government Accountability Office will undertake the investigation.

The investigation will include transit projects around the United States, according to Rosenthal, with special attention paid to New York City.

According to Rosenthal, the investigation was enabled by the omnibus spending bill signed last week. The New York Times brought new attention to spending on transit capital investment projects in New York City at the beginning of the year, with a deep investigation of spending on projects like the Second Avenue Subway.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in The New York Times

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