Friday, November 16, 2012

Double Speak (Nothing To Do With The Bakken)

Date for completing the bullet train tracks to nowhere pushed back a full year, but "we're still on schedule." Things I can't make up.
The high-speed rail authority adds 12 months to the schedule for 130 miles of Central Valley track, meaning it would be finished by December 2017 rather than a year earlier. 
"We are going to get lower bids, save some money and still meet all of our deadlines," he said. "It is a good business move."
Construction industry experts have said that the job of building the $6 billion of track through the Central Valley would require spending $3.5 million per day, one of the fastest rates of transportation project spending in history. The authority put the number at $2.7 million per day, still high by U.S. standards.

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