SPUR and Partners Push for Ambitious Regional Megaproject Delivery Reforms

Policy Letter

This letter outlines our hopes for MTC’s major project advancement policy, and additional efforts that we recommend to occur alongside it to improve the likelihood that major transit projects will be delivered more quickly and cost-effectively. The Bay Area’s major transit projects have become slower and costlier, and are among the most expensive in the world. When projects cost too much and take too long, we cannot afford to build many projects. Additionally, as project costs escalate, the pressure to control costs can sometimes steer design decisions in ways that compromise the very purpose of the project.