In today's Oakland Tribune, I am quoted on the subject of the deliberations over the final design and construction of the bridge:
"The question is: Is it going to save significant money and can it be done speedily without being held up by permits? Will it be something built for a couple of generations or will it be shoddy?"
The project has been surrounded by rumors and secretiveness, and plagued by sky-rocketing costs, so these issues need to be confronted. Go here for the rest of the article.