California’s Planning Problem: Errors, Bias and Lying (Pt. 2)

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 02:00 PM

(San Francisco, Califorina - Nathanael Johnson, KALW News)  California's high-speed rail plan is filled with projections: The growth that the train system will bring will create 450,000 jobs.  The route, from Sacramento to San Diego, will carry as many as 117 million passengers.  But the public is weary of projects, like San Francisco's Bay Bridge, which has gone five years past due and more than $5 billion over budget.  So are these planning discrepancies the result of trying to predict the unpredictable, or "strategic misrepresentation?"  An expert opinion, and how this plays into the planning process and its problems.

Part 1 here.  Part 2:


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