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September 17, 2014

Charlotte streetcar projected to cost more than bus, light rail

To carry a passenger a mile on the streetcar, the CATS projects it will cost $1.58 in 2019, when the second phase of the project would open. For comparison, in 2012, it cost the agency 77 cents to move a bus passenger one mile. A Lynx Blue Line passenger’s 1-mile trip was 68 cents.


November 6, 2013

Cost of L.A. streetcar could delay project

The price of the project is increasing from last year’s estimate of about $125 million due in part to relocating utility lines. Construction was initially scheduled to start next year, but will have to be pushed back to 2015 or 2016 because of the funding problems.


October 23, 2013

City Hall kept quiet on higher L.A. streetcar project estimates

Staff members were reluctant to incorporate higher estimates — which have more than doubled to as much as $327.8 million — into public discussions, partly because of concerns they could slow the streetcar's progress, the report said.


August 22, 2013

Twin Cities leaders balk at light rail price tag

Metro leaders demand that planners reduce the cost, which has risen from $1.25 billion to between $1.58 and $1.82 billion, or risk losing political support.


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