I've seen many analysis of the situation pointing to all kinds of different "reasons". Many of those reasons have been rebutted by someone else. I cannot figure out who is right or what factors cause things, but the bottom line is some places transit costs a lot more than others after you factor in cost of labor and land which seem like the only things that should be different.
Federal infrastructure projects are in Spanish.
But here is a report in English anyway:
I believe it's about 50/50 Spanish/Catalan in Barcelona.
Either way though, they don't speak the same language as the people who want to know what they are doing different.
In the US Spanish speakers tend to be poor and thus not in position to do anything about costs if they did look into it.
We might be able to learn from the Chinese or Russians. I'm not sure what their cost structures are like. Learning best practices from high cost areas won't help you control costs, which rules out all English speaking countries.
I forgot about this joke yesterday, but it is a better reply than my previous ones.
I'm confused by this sentence.