If you've followed the progress of the new Bay Bridge, you should be numb to surprise by now. As the project lumbers toward completion in six months, it's $5 billion over its original budget and nine years behind its original schedule. Cost overruns, delays and mismanagement cease to amaze when they keep recurring. Still, a lot people swallowed their tongues last week when the Bay Area Toll Authority's oversight committee forwarded a plan to spend $5.6 million for a bridge-opening celebration over the Labor Day weekend. What's to celebrate? That the bleeding has stopped?Great moments of government.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Contra Costa Times reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 4:28 PM