Sound off for March 9, 2014

By From page A10 | March 09, 2014

The price tag of the Fairfield-Vacaville train station project is now at $81.5 million, double a 2007 estimate. Part of that is including multiple phases of the project in the overall cost, the rest is for increases.

Here are some comments from our website on an article about the increase:

  • Sounds to me like the taxpayers are getting railroaded again with all of the cost overruns associated with a project and scheme the voters don’t want.
  • Who is benefiting from this? Certainly not the citizens of the city and county. $81 million to build a train station that is not needed?
  • This is California, let’s face the facts. Cost overruns and environmental issues will lengthen the time and increase the expense for this project. There is no majority approving of this and don’t forget the plan is to close the road for the duration. People familiar with the traffic and certainly those that travel Peabody Road would love the overpass, but the homes and train station? Not so much.
  • If anything the thing that will affect it the most will be the ever-increasing cost overruns and exorbitant cost. And when the local politicians realize that this is going to affect their political careers, what is left of it after this waste of money, they might kill it on their own.

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