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BART’s projected cost

On three separate days, The Mercury News printed the same misleading assertions about my “hiding” federal projections of rising construction costs of the BART Silicon Valley extension. Factual context is long overdue.

Last year, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published what it called “the worst plausible probable scenario cost” for the BART project of $9.148 billion. VTA engineers consistently assert that the FTA projection does not constitute the actual project cost.

The publicly released texts reveal that VTA officials asserted that construction contractors bidding on the project “were listening

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