>I was in Boston this week. Wednesday's headline in the Boston Globe
>was about cost overruns on the "BigDig," a gigantic highway project
>in downtown Boston. Costs had just surged from US$10.8 to 13.5 billion.
>Yess, BILLION. This kind of price tag makes subways look positively cheap.
It still gets me that in Boston they're not building the rail link between
North and South stations at the same time. Recently the Big Dig/I-93 project
has been audited by the US government. The Feds were startled by its
managers earlier when they showed a combined cost overrun of $2.8 billion.
Now the total is a whopping $13.6 billion. I just hope that the $13.6
billion for this project is coming from the US highway trust fund and not
All I can say is expect the price of this 7.5 mile long road to go up.
>Regards, Ron Dawson