The OC Streetcar project planned to link Santa Ana and Garden Grove is still coming, but it will be a bit late arriving and a chunk more expensive.
Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority’s board of directors approved more funding for the project, raising the total cost to $407.76 million.
That’s an increase of over $100 million. The increased expenses are blamed on higher construction bid prices, inflation and rising material costs.
To pay for the difference, the OCTA board voted to use more Measure M funds raised by the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation.
The new plan was another step toward getting a nearly $150 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration.
Construction, originally planned to begin this summer, will commence later this year with testing and operations to begin in 2021.
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