Skip to comments.New train promised to be cheaper, sooner, longer, slower
Posted on 04/04/2012 7:55:42 AM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
Desperate to spend billions rather than allow taxpayers to keep their money, the California High-Speed Rail Authority boasted Monday that it has cut costs, scaled back and speeded up the construction schedule of a train that should never be built.
Like all government boasts, it isn't what it appears to be...
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
BTW will the real landsbaum stand up (and go away)?
The OC Register is a blog? Looked like a newspaper site.
Don’t get me wrong, I hate blog pimps too. Just say’n
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What a thoughtful, informative post.
Is this the new Taggart Transcontinental line that runs on Rearden Steel?
Who is John Galt?
‘High speed’ rail is a boondoggle and the State SHOULD be spending money enhancing their regular speed rail system.
Nevertheless, that is not what was sold to the citizens adn that’s not what they voted for, so the whole thing should be scrapped if they cannot deliver to the citizens what was promised. What was promised was a stupid idea in the first place, even if costs and time projects worked out (which they don’t/won’t).
Return the ‘high speed’ tax monies and start over planning for regular speed rail projects, especially freight transport. Trucking is going to need to be supplemented far more with rail in the future.
We have the best high speed rail in the world .... Boeing 737
OCR demands to be on the excerpt-only list.
Then, they use FR 24/7 to dump one-sentence excerpts for each and every story, under “Mark Landsbaum” or “landsbaum.”
That’s why I asked if the real “landsbaum” would stand up.
Commies love trains.
Trains are a metaphor for everything communists believe in.
The Democrats aren’t desperate to spend billions of taxpayer’s dollars, they’re desperate to siphon off millions of taxpayer dollars to put in their pockets.
The fascists could make the trains run on time, but the Democrats just want some taxpayer money for their lavish lifestyle.
So you’re saying this mark fellow is pimping for the OCR.
Okay, got it.
You are right that there are no state owned private rail system in CA. However, private rail (all over the USA) is closely linked/coordinated with state and federal transportation systems.
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