November 26, 2007

The Big Dig

We've all heard about the Big Dig, the massive underround tunnel system meant to ease traffic congestion in Boston, Ace comments on it a bit here, and notes its not gonna just be Boston that needs a massive rebuilding and restructuring, that many other will too.  He wonders if we can even do big infrastructure projects anymore, given the bloody fortune, red tape, incompetence and headaches they cause now. 

Its a good question, but he truth is that this sort of chaos is typical in big government projects.  My college thesis was about a WPA project.  I won't go into details, but by the time it was finished, the project was well over double the projected cost, and a project that they thought would go for about a year and a half at the most went for five years, and a few small things were finished up by private companies.  So really, this isn't unusual or unexpected.

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