Cost Overruns

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

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

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

Honolulu Rail Transit

Honolulu Rail Transit Makes Progress Despite Financial Woes

Honolulu Rail Transit, a 20-mile, elevated metro rail line, continues to suffer cost overruns and has lost popular support, according to a recent poll. But the tide could change with the arrival of the first rail cars.

March 28, 2016 - The New York Times

Honolulu Rail Transit

Honolulu Rail Cost Overruns Now Exceed $1 Billion

Add another $200 million to the $910 million shortfall already facing Honolulu's rail project. The changing circumstances surrounding the project won't make it any easier to create a viable funding plan to make up the difference.

September 16, 2015 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Are Cost Estimators Bad at Their Jobs?

San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center is just the latest example of an urban mega-project experiencing an enormous cost overrun. Eric Jaffe examines what the causes of this all too common phenomenon might be.

July 30, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

German Development Debacles Give Architecture a Bad Name

Architects Christoph Ingenhoven, Meinhard von Gerkan and Pierre de Meuron, designers of three of Germany's most disastrous developments speak about their troubled projects and the damage inflicted on the status of architecture in the country.

June 18, 2013 - Spiegel Online

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