Skip to comments.$1.5 billion Caltrain deal packs some big extras
Posted on 03/26/2012 7:51:12 AM PDT by SmithL
That just-announced pact to plow $1.5 billion in high-speed rail money into electrifying Caltrain comes with some mighty major side deals - including a pledge by Bay Area leaders to build a 1.2-mile tunnel through downtown San Francisco to connect the line to the new Transbay Terminal.
In the spirit of providing something for everybody, local transportation officials also agreed to go after another $1 billion in federal funds to complete the BART extension to San Jose. That's on top of the $900 million the feds just committed to get BART halfway there from Fremont.
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Sueeee! Sueee! Here Democrats! Here Democrats! Line up at the trough and get your money.
Barry also wants $5 billion in “loans” to Desert XPress, fast train to nowhere.
Yep, I’m broke and hungry, but I’m gonna get a loan from my broke ‘n hungry neighbor in the big house up the block, so’s kin git me on them brand new Fandangles.
Makes sense to me!!
a 1.2 MILE TUNNEL in San Francisco???
How many of these fools know about the Loma Prieta earthquake during the World Series there???
Not a place for a tunnel like that!!!!