2021 Opening Expected for San Francisco's Central Subway
Mark your calendars (but maybe use pencil).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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