POLITICS/TRANSPORTATION: California high-speed rail project, new cost estimate, $98.5 billion, more than double previous estimate, various reports....
***Perhaps not a surprise here, that the cost estimate for the California High-Speed Rail Project has now doubled, from CHSRA's previous estimate of $43 billion to a new figure of $98.5 billion?
* Sacramento Bee: "Cost estimate doubles for California high-speed rail project"
* Los Angeles Times: "Bullet train cost estimates rise to $98.5 billion" - "In a key change, the state has decided to stretch the construction scheduled to 13 years, completing the Southern California-to-Bay Area high speed in 2033 rather than 2020."
* San Francisco Chronicle (AP): "Calif. rail project to cost $98B"