Well not stupid, just broke. This project is the biggest infrastructure project for many years and it's costing eleventy squillion dollars (or something like that). And unlike small projects, we all know that big projects tend to go over budget..
I reckon we should be grateful that "this government" somehow found the cash to build this thing, even without any of the optional extras.
OK...this is IMPORTANT to realise.
The Baillieu/Napthine government found the $$ for the extra VLocity cars, some of which AFAIK were already funded in the original RRL costings.
However as far as the RRL project goes, it was funded by the former Brumby Labor government AND the Rudd government Mk 1.
The present state government has funded NIL, NOTHING, ZILCH of the RRL project we see under construction today.