High Speed Rail Authority set to extend comment period on new business plan

Although most people have already sounded off on the ballooning costs of California’s high-speed rail project, the agency in charge of the undertaking is set to extend its public comment period on a recently-revised business plan.

Originally scheduled to close on December 30, the California High Speed Rail Authority is recommending adding an extra 15 days for public comment on the project’s business plan. Released last month, the new study forecasts a total price tag of $98 billion for the project — nearly three times as much as original estimates.

Due to the number of holidays in November and December, Authority staffers say it would be prudent to extend the 60-day public comment period by another 15 days. On Thursday, the Authority’s board of directors will vote on the extension.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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