Monday, April 27, 2009

When you next hear about the third bridge for Salem, remember this (h/t Sightline Daily)

Why big public works projects come in over budget

A professor at Oxford University in England has done a compelling series of studies trying to get at why big public-works projects such as bridges, tunnels and light-rail systems almost always turn out to be far more costly than estimated.

The simple answer: officials lie

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