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Latest Light Rail Costs Far Below Original Estimate

October 3, 2016   |  

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) released the latest cost estimate for the proposed light rail extension to Town Center in Virginia Beach. A 30 percent design build study shows the rail will come in at $243.1 million with a 14 percent contingency built-in according to the City of Virginia Beach. With the $155 million committed by the state, that brings the total down to $88.1 million for the City.

See the breakdown of the total cost estimate on HRT’s website. There, you’ll also find a link to a presentation detailing more of the study results.

You can also read more on these newest numbers in The Virginian-Pilot.

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