Wednesday, October 31, 2007

£3billion ... and rising ...

I never cease to be amazed at just how little attention gets paid to the spiralling costs (and absolutely NOTHING has been built yet) of the proposed second Forth Road Bridge.

... every time the tram costs fluctuate by 0.01p there is a public outcry. Fair enough, I'm not complaining about it as public scrutiny is to be welcomed.

But the Scottish Government confirmed several weeks ago now that the cost of any second Forth Road Bridge would be in the region of £3 billion. Yes, £3billion - which, by the way, is a near 10-fold increase from original estimates in FETA's first Local Transport Strategy - and no one seems to have batted an eye-lid?

Maybe it will all be covered by the elusive "Scottish Futures Trust" ... one can but hope.

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