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if they have them in stock, what has been the delay?

At the end of 2012, DDOT announced they'd add 54 stations by the end of March. It's now July and they've added 30 of the 54. So now the goal is 52 by end of the year.

Yay?

Corey, I might have the number wrong.

Regardless of the exact number, we're already three-plus months behind on the expansion despite the continued assurances of DDOT that they're are going to finish the expansion soon.

This gets back to Alta/DDOT's continued failure to communicate their plans effectively at every step of every expansion so far. It's not even about the when/where the stations are installed at this point. It's the constant over-promising and under-delivering.

I've just accepted that DDOT operates on a construction schedule. Add 6 to 18 months to every date. I'm not happy about it, but at least I won't be surprised by each delay.

I don't think of DDOT has having any sort of expansion schedule. I just think of each expansion round as an ongoing process, without a definite end date. I'd prefer that not to be the case, but that's the way it seems to be.

I do agree that they shouldn't overpromise so much. It's OK if they say in advance that the installation schedule is tentative. Or just release general and vague dates, instead of saying "end of the year," "this spring" and so on.

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