1.6 Billion $$$$$$$ for 9.5 miles of light rail track?Its time to audit the Federal Transit Adminstration!!!
CATS attributed the delay to "construction coordination challenges." CATS says the system also needs to go through remaining system integration testing, vehicle burn-in, signalization testing and safety reviews. The delay will not affect the original $1.16 billion budget with the agency saying the project remains under budget.
Gee for 1.16 billion dollers you could but a entire class 2 railroad. Considering that this project used mostly public land along the state owned NC railroad you could have expanded commuter service for less money using DMUs.