Project Delays

Central Subway Construction

2021 Opening Expected for San Francisco's Central Subway

Mark your calendars (but maybe use pencil).

September 17, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

High Speed Rail California

The Consultants Behind the CA High-Speed Rail Debacle

The state's high-speed rail project is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. A major problem is that consultants have been running the show from the start, say critics.

May 6, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Denver Union Station

G-Line Commuter Rail Opens Today, Connecting Denver to Suburbs

A new commuter line is open today in Denver, after facing challenges and delays that continue to plague other previously opened rail lines in the region.

April 26, 2019 - The Denver Post

Infrastructure Investment

Change Order Reform Proposed for New York's Department of Design and Construction

A new report proposes changes to the New York City Department of Design and Construction in the hopes of limiting extreme cost overruns and delays.

January 25, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Another, Final(?) Delay for Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement

The Washington Department of Transportation announced that Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will close permanently in January 2019, with service switching over the tunnel Bertha built. The previous plan expected the switch to occur in the Fall.

September 19, 2018 - Associated Press via Tri City Herald

BART Station construction

San Jose BART Extension Facing More Delays

Service on a long-awaited BART extension to the Berryessa district in San Jose may be delayed again due to equipment problems.

September 11, 2018 - The Mercury News

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Bertha Effect: Tunnel Project Delayed Until 2019, Plus $223 Million in Overruns

The chickens have come home to roost in Seattle, where the state has tallied up the cost and time overruns for the Highway 99 tunnel project.

July 23, 2016 - The Seattle Times

Seattle Streetcar

New Seattle Streetcars Begin Tests

The First Hill line's streetcars are set to begin service in summer of 2015, and the city is already assembling funds for an extension.

April 13, 2015 - Capitol Hill Times

Seattle's First Hill Streetcar Delayed by Late Arrival of Trains

It's not a mishap on the scale of the Bertha tunnel-boring machine stuck under Seattle's Downtown waterfront, but contractors underestimated the amount of time necessary to build seven trains for the city's new streetcar line.

September 28, 2014 - The Seattle Times

Report Decries Slow Project Delivery by New York City Parks Department

New Yorkers for Parks released a study earlier this month finding that the Department of Parks and Recreation is one of the city's slowest when it comes to finishing projects on a reasonable timeframe.

June 26, 2014 - New York Times

Think Environmental Rules Are Holding Up Transportation Projects? Think Again.

Brad Plumer investigates widely echoed Republican claims that environmental rules are a major reason why it takes so long to build highways and bridges, and finds scant evidence to back up the claims.

February 6, 2012 - The Washington Post

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