Fate Of Central Subway Excavation Machines Stirs SF North Beach Debate

Reporting Chris Filippi : CBSlocal.com – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The question of what to do with two huge tunnel boring machines that will dig the hole for the Central Subway project in San Francisco is generating more controversy.
On Wednesday night, over 100 people packed a community meeting in North Beach where some neighbors questioned why the machines can’t be left underground.
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SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin said getting the machines out and tearing down a building many consider an eyesore seems like a win-win for the community.
“I’ll note also that there was no support in this room at the time to leave the machines buried here in North Beach,” Reiskin said… (more)

The more they learn the less they like.

Maybe people object to the soaring costs that turned up the minute the contract was signed, or maybe the disagreement between engineers cause some to pause and re-think the plan, or maybe the fact that reports on the bolts were ignored prior to installing them, and only when they obviously failed were they defects taken seriously. What are we NOT seeing that we need to concern ourselves with and who do we trust?

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