The highly anticipated underground light rail that would connect the city’s downtown areas to Chinatown has been under construction for 10 years, repeatedly delayed due to budget issues and the pandemic.
According to a report by SF Standard, current cost estimates are nearly $2 billion, which may include potential overruns resulting from delays as well as equipment inflation.
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Now the question is, what does SFMTA do about all of this and is it really necessary to have this light rail extension?
San Francisco Standard editor Jonathan Weber joined ABC7’s “Getting Answers” to provide insight into the project’s many setbacks and its possible new opening date.
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See the other original San Francisco Standard reports here.
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