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1.6 Billion $$$$$$$ for 9.5 miles of light rail track?Its time to audit the Federal Transit Adminstration!!!

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1.6 Billion $$$$$$$ for 9.5 miles of light rail track?Its time to audit the Federal Transit Adminstration!!!
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:21 AM

From RT&S-

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.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:34 PM

With numbers like this it is hard to justify rail as as a cost saving measure. Though we hope that real estate investment in the area will exceed 1.6 Billion dollers because of the rail connection.

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