Report: San Francisco's Central Subway Project opening could be delayed again

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
SF's Central Subway Project opening could be delayed again
SF Standard editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber gives insight into Central Subway Project's setbacks and the mounting costs that come with each delay.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's Central Subway Project that was scheduled to open in September this year is likely to be delayed again, according to a report from federal monitor.

The highly anticipated underground light rail that would connect the city's downtown areas to Chinatown has been in construction for the last 10 years, delayed over and over again due to budget issues and the pandemic.

According to a report from the SF Standard, the current cost estimates of nearly $2 billion, that may include any possible overruns stemming from the delays as well as the inflation of equipment.

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Now, the question is, what is SFMTA doing it about all of this and is it really necessary to have this light rail extension?

San Francisco Standard's editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber joined ABC7's "Getting Answers" to give insight into the many setbacks of the project and its new possible opening date.

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See the San Francisco Standard's other original reporting here.