Sunday, May 31, 2009

How To Get the Feds to Pay for Subway Utility Relocation

Plan transit lines that cross CIA and other secret government black underground cables.
This part happens all the time: A construction crew putting up an office building in the heart of Tysons Corner a few years ago hit a fiber optic cable no one knew was there. This part doesn't: Within moments, three black sport-utility vehicles drove up, a half-dozen men in suits jumped out and one said, "You just hit our line."

"These lines are not cheap to move," Georgelas said. "They said, 'You owe us $300,000.' We said, 'Are you nuts?' " The charges just disappeared.

H/T Ryan Avent via Twitter

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