VA Beach Light-Rail Extension Cost Estimate At $1B - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

VA Beach Light-Rail Extension Cost Estimate At $1B

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Extending a light-rail system to Virginia Beach's Oceanfront could cost more than $1 billion.
    
Media outlets report Hampton Roads Transit released the updated cost estimate at a City Council meeting Tuesday.
    
That's a nearly $200 million increase from a 2011 estimate and is based on inflation and a more detailed analysis of the cost to build seven bridges over roadways and water.
    
Virginia Beach voters last year approved a nonbinding referendum on the expansion of the light-rail system. Hampton Roads Transit opened The Tide in Norfolk in 2011.


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