Project Delays

January 25, 2019, 8am PST
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.
Crain's New York Business
September 19, 2018, 10am PDT
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.
Associated Press via Tri City Herald
September 11, 2018, 11am PDT
Service on a long-awaited BART extension to the Berryessa district in San Jose may be delayed again due to equipment problems.
The Mercury News
July 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
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.
The Seattle Times
April 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
Capitol Hill Times
September 28, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
The Seattle Times
June 26, 2014, 6am PDT
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.
New York Times
February 6, 2012, 5am PST
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.
The Washington Post