Re: But you need a highway to spend real money.
Author: FUD
Date: 03-29-2024 - 11:56

How much did Muni's recent Big Dig cost? Caltrain (eventually HSR) at <$2B for access to the terminal may a comparative bargain. Then, look at the recent estimates for the last 6 miles of BART in San Jose - only a few $B less than the ~120-mile HSR line between Madera and Bakersfield (though of course expected to carry many more passengers than HSR in the Valley).

In the big picture, Clem's right: the Caltrain extension to the terminal should be part of a bigger transbay tube project. But that's not happening in most of our (pre-Gen-Z) lifetimes.

And yes, you can't spend real money without building roads. Given modern prices, for instance, does anybody really expect that Baltimore fiasco will be fixed for less than $10B? Remember the Bay Bridge East Span...



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  "Congress can curtail expensive California transit projects" Commenter 03-28-2024 - 14:18
  Re: "Congress can curtail expensive California transit projects" Clem 03-28-2024 - 19:42
  Wait, you really are mad that someone opposes spending $8 billion for a 1.3 mile tunnel in SF? Back in the real world 03-28-2024 - 20:29
  But you need a highway to spend real money. Commenter 03-29-2024 - 11:19
  Re: But you need a highway to spend real money. FUD 03-29-2024 - 11:56
  So ur justification for 1.3 miles @ $8 bil is a whataboutism of the worst hiway cost overrun boondoggle in US history? That is still way cheaper per mile and user Bold move, Cotton 03-29-2024 - 15:57


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