By Chris Roberts : NBCBayArea – excerpt
San Francisco transit officials are anxious over $850 million they need to finish the Central Subway.
A cool $850 million from the feds is needed to complete the funding picture for the 1.7-mile connector from Caltrain to Chinatown, money that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency doesn’t have — and money that was supposed to be in place in December, the Bay Citizen reported. Federal officials have yet to officially approve the funding, and if they don’t make the move by September, costs on the project could begin to balloon, the Web site reported…
Federal officials did not comment to the Bay Citizen. Activists with Save Muni, a group opposed to the Central Subway “boondoggle,” said that they hoped the delay could go on long enough to kill off the project…
SF transit officials are “running scared,” one member of Save Muni told the Bay Citizen.
We understand money from both the federal and the state was anticipated. Now it looks doubtful the state will be able to help and the parties in DC. are even less likely to cooperate.