Most, if not all, the foundations for the new poles in the Newark, DE area are ready and waiting for the poles.Why does it seem like all the electrification projects in the US have a heck of a problem getting foundations of the poles done in a timely fashion?
The NEC in NJ project finally failed to dig the foundations for more than half the posts that were originally supposed to be installed, and then finally even of the holes they managed to dig, some apparently not quite vertical to boot, they managed to actually install posts in only about two thirds of them. I worry about the competence of outfits that simply can't even dig straight vertical holes into ground.
Maybe he meant to say Stanford and mistyped. Of course Stanford had very intimate connections with SP for obvious reasons, back in the days.I'm not sure I totally follow, I don't think either CAHSR or Caltrain go through Berkley? In any case, a 14% increase, while not ideal, is pretty mundane as far as transit capital cost overruns are concerned.
The old Christmas Tree decoration syndrome....A lot. The state is hanging everything but the kitchen sink into the HSR costs so that it does not appear in the highway department expenses.