How California’s troubled high-speed rail project was ‘captured’ by costly consultants
- April 26, 2019
- David Brownstone, economics, in the Los Angeles Times and The Fresno Bee, April 26, 2019
At one time, Cambridge Systematics, the consultant that developed ridership models, estimated that more than 90 million people would ride the trains every year … said David Brownstone, a UC Irvine economics professor who reviewed the work of consultants that provided ridership estimates. “Once we pointed out all the problems, they lowered it to 25 million and characterized it as a minor change,” he said. “Calling that a minor adjustment was a flat-out lie. The mistakes were obvious and crude.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-california-high-speed-rail-consultants-20190426-story.html.
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