Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ottawa Tunnel Plan Continues


The cost of the tunnel and stations is estimated to be $750 million. If this tunnel is built for that price, pigs will truly fly. The first rail project had a fixed-price contract, so that the contractor -- Siemens et al. -- would cover any overruns. You won't get that for a tunnel because there are too many risks, such as surprise geology or water.

I certainly agree about the pigs! They could also throw in a congestion charge, like London, England.


wordfalling said...

Might help with the unemployment situation as well. Shouldn't take long to train pig flight traffic controllers.

Harold Asmis said...

Ha, ha! Actually I was surprised that the tunnel was only $750 million, I thought it was 2 billion, which I thought was right.

Look to see pigs being tossed in the air and told to fly!

wordfalling said...

If only pigs understood money they'd do damn near anything for 2 billion.