11:30 AM PDT on October 18, 2012
An update in The Source last year confirmed that, thanks to a Federal Transit Administration grant, Metro would be able to accelerate the completion of the Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station to 2014.
Now a transit project status report being presented at today's Metro Board Construction Committee meeting contains bad news regarding the project. To wit:
Three Design/Build bids [were] received August 14, 2012All bids were over budget and highly variable in price, low bidder also withdrew bid. All bids canceledDesign workshops have been held and debriefings with contractors are in progressPlan is to reduce cost, repackage the engineering documents, and re-solicit the project as soon as feasible
Obviously this likely will impact the project being completed by summer 2014.
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