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San Francisco's $1.6 Billion Central Subway Project 10 Months Behind Schedule

The $1.6 billion Central Subway project will bring the first subway to San Francisco's Chinatown. After early funding and planning delays, construction had seemed to be moving along swiftly. Now the project is expected to be delayed by 10 months.
July 11, 2017, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Muni’s Central Subway project may be delayed by almost a year," reports Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez.

"If the construction contractor, Tutor Perini, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency do not catch up with ongoing construction delays, the project is forecasted to open 10 months late," adds Fitzgerald Rodriguez.

In June 2014, Muni was taking a victory lap of sorts as the tunneling portion of the project compared favorably to the infamous delays facing the tunnel boring effort in Seattle. By the end of the year, reports surfaced that city planners were already at work planning an extension of the Central Subway.

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Published on Monday, July 10, 2017 in San Francisco Examiner
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