The Washington Post »

This article correctly identifies that a $150 million cost overrun on a $2.9 billion project is not uncommon for projects of this size. However, this project was selected to be delivered through design-build (DB) because it would save the taxpayers money and be completed more quickly compared to traditional project delivery. On this project neither of these benefits have come to fruition. Read on for details of what has caused the cost overruns.