California bullet train costs soar to $77 billion

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  1. Dr. Shoemaker

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    Oh I know what you mean about stuff getting melted. To this day, I keep candies and snacks in the fridge even though I don't have to.


    This conversation reminds me of an apartment I had in Las Vegas. We had a summer where the A/C was on the fritz, and the complex was doing **just** enough maintenance to get it working **just** long enough that they didn't have to pay to put us up in the hotel room and replace the unit. Drank a lot of beer that summer.
     
  2. JudoThrowFiasco

    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    It's not the engineering firms in this circumstances that are delaying and increasing projected costs by 20 percent in only 2 years. It's a gross lack of due diligence by the public representatives.
     
  3. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    But you specifically said “private firms” in the original post I quoted

    That’s what I was answering with my first response
     
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    Yeah, private firms as it relates to Mechatronics, since this is a thread re Rail system development. Not talking about all private firms as it relates to all fields not related to this thread
     
  5. Possum Jenkins

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    I think that's just the cost of trains/rail these days.

    Houston built a measly 10 miles' worth of light rail for over $1.2 billion. Shit looks like this and is as slow as molasses:

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    I wish one of you morans would put your money where your mouth is and just pretend to be illegal so you can start living this luxurious life.

    Set fire to your SS card, your ID, birth certificate and just tell people you're a Canadian with no papers. Wait for the tons of free shit to arrive and report back.
     
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  6. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    and I simply disagreed that teams
    Don’t get fired when they create massive levels of fucks ups. Like 2008.

    Question. Did a lot of people get fired when we had the gulf oil spill. That involved stages of engineer planning throughout. Maybe they did but I don’t remember off the to of my head
     
  7. Magooglie

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    Do people even want to ride a train from Los Angeles to San Francisco? And Central Valley? That sounds like that bridge to nowhere.
     
  8. JudoThrowFiasco

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    Not sure -- but I can give a myriad of examples of firms being fired and teams of firms being fired for delays and planning errors during development and construction. Usually teams are not fired for incidents after the fact (post completion of project) unless it was a proven error with faulty systems -- insurance covers after project completion.

    It's pretty hard to fire a firm after the fact -- you know, because the project is done and incidents can happen years and years after completion. That's when legal suits take place instead
     
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    I remember when they first installed it. I'd literally see almost every day on the news people crashing into it or something similar. At least it felt that way.
     
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    Sure I understand the point you’re trying to make here but I was simply pointing out that massive fuck ups occur and people don’t necessarily lose their jobs
     
  11. indo80

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    more proof that USA is slowing becoming a third world nation.....billions over budget and decades behind on construction projects is third world planning.
     
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    LOL, 2 billion would get you this [​IMG]

    i love how the report includes, "we not sure yet yet how to get through the mountain section"
    maybe not such a good idea to put this in a major earthquake zone
    but this kind of shit costs money, crossrail in london was 15 billion for 60 miles of track.
     
  13. Arkain2K

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    Orange County totally got shafted in this sham. Jerry Brown promised that the bullet train will go between LA and our existing ARTIC station in OC at 200 mph, and now it's just another train that wouldn't go above normal train speed of 90 mph.

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    https://voiceofoc.org/2017/04/a-glimpse-at-high-speed-rail-in-oc/
     
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    If the government was handling it that probably would cost 2billion


    I refuse to believe it needs to cost anywhere near that. Rail generally costs a million bucks a mile to lay.
     
  15. curryjunkie

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    in the middle of the prarie maybe,the greatest cost would be land purchase, and tunnels and bridges aint cheap, plus building stations
     
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    When people talk about government waste and inefficiency this is exactly what they are talking about. This state could spend that money a hell of a lot better on water storage, roads, infrastructure instead of the bullet train to no where.
     
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    Fucking Democrap scumbags really fucked Cali with this.

    Add more lanes to the freeways? Naw... highspeed rail instead! Oh and enjoy the construction for over a decade causing even more traffic and congestion wasting more gas and ruining our "green" eco friendly state... LOLDEMOCRAPS
     
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    why waste all that money on a bullet train with the hyperloop and driverless cars around the corner?
     
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    Before I went to Vegas for the first time I had friends and coworkers telling me that it's dry heat so it's not as hot as here in FL. It was 117 degrees and hot as fuck. It was miserable.
     
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    Because the hyperloop is not happening
     

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