U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 31, 2000
Contact: Virginia Miller
STATEMENT BY FHWA ACTING DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR WALTER SUTTON
The Federal Task Force for the Central Artery, which included engineers, lawyers, accountants and contracting specialists, has completed its report and has delivered it to the Federal Highway Administrator, Kenneth R. Wykle.
Our mission was to investigate the potential $1.4 billion cost overrun of the "Big Dig" project, to evaluate the state's plan for addressing the overrun costs, and to examine the overall management and oversight processes.
To complete its mission, the Federal Task Force:
While the report discusses in brief the state's March 15 finance plan, a comprehensive analysis of this plan is being conducted by FHWA independent of the Task Force. This analysis will be completed shortly.