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Bent Flyvbjerg, the guru of cost overruns on megaprojects, has posted the first installment of a series examining how people are apparently tricked into backing megaprojects. He starts off by quoting California’s own Willie Brown, in some revealing comments about the Transbay Terminal: One may argue, as famously done by Albert O. Hirschman, that if […]

Dec 5th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The on-again, off-again deal between developers and San Francisco over the Transbay Terminal project is off again: An agreement between San Francisco officials and downtown developers over a proposed tax district collapsed this week, throwing into jeopardy the future of the Transbay Transit Center, the extension of Caltrain downtown and the construction of half a […]

Sep 24th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some good news for the future downtown extension that will bring Caltrain and high speed rail to the Transbay Terminal: San Francisco city officials cut a deal Tuesday with downtown property owners who had threatened to sue over a proposed tax district that city officials are counting on to help pay for the $2.6 billion […]

Sep 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

So, this is completely ridiculous: Developers who are building towers around the Transbay Transit Center in SoMa are fighting to reduce a special property tax that will be levied on developments in the area. The biggest loser could be the downtown rail extension to bring Caltrain and California high-speed rail into the terminal, as funds […]

Sep 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized