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We’re No. 2! Central Link is second most-expensive transit project of decade

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on March 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm with 2 Comments »
March 15, 2010 3:26 pm

According to The Infrastructurist, the Central Link portion of Sound Transit’s light rail system is the second priciest in the nation over the last decade. And the only reason it is No. 2 is because the website included Puerto Rico.

The Tren Urbino in San Juan is the most expensive at $2.63 billion with Central Link at $2.4 billion. Third is the Hudson-Bergen, New Jersey light rail line.

The link takes you to a slide show with all 10.

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  1. Isn’t this the brainchild of one of our US senators?
    The half witted one..

    We’re in the same league with Puerto Rico……WOW

  2. What does this Sound Transits’ link light rail do for who’s benefit, and with the rider fare recovers or makes how-much Return On Investment (ROI) cost recovery?

    If not; why was this project considered, approved, proceeding, and who comes up with these clever ‘Taxpayers’ spending ideas? Seems-to-me; for example, you put a private owned and operated vehicle on a public roadway today and let the vehicle owner pay—for fuel, maintenance, insurance, pay road taxes, pay road tolls, and the vehicle driven by a person that is not paid by ‘Taxpayers’ to drive it. Seems like the common car and truck vehicles might just-someday replace the trains and rail transport systems for moving people within the United States. But, we will have to wait and see which system goes bankrupt first; for example, the private car or public rail transportation system absent ‘Taxpayers’ revenue or tax support? Let’s take a look at http://www.usdebtclock.org/ and see how the ‘Taxpayers’ revenues are doing to support these rail people-moving projects for tomorrow.

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