Skip to comments.California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail .. Would 'Span the State'
Posted on 10/20/2013 5:42:01 PM PDT by george76
In a Sunday morning report which tries to put the best possible face on a project which appears to be on track to make the $22 billion "Big Dig" in Massachusetts look like a petty cash disbursement, Juliet Williams at the Associated Press claimed that the $68 billion involved thus far "would span the state." No it wouldn't, unless all of the formerly Golden State north of the San Francisco Bay Area roughly one-fourth of the state's land mass were to secede.
Williams also wrote: "Voters in 2008 approved $10 billion in bonds to start construction on an 800-mile rail line to ferry passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes." Nope. It's an 800-mile rail "network" (quoting from the state's ballot measure guide) which was supposed to include San Diego to the south (see the top left at Page 6 at the link), and apparently now does not. In other text seen below, she cited that 2008 proposition, which carried by a margin of 52.7% to 47.3%, as evidence that voters "overhelmingly approved" the project.
If, as the judge ruled, the rail authority's plan does not identify all private funding sources, that indeed breaks a promise made to voters in 2008 .
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AP Claims California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Got 'Overwhelming' Voter Approval (of 52.7%), Would 'Span the State'
And the billions in kickbacks and graft will span the entire Democrat Party
Starting with Senator Diane Finestein and her husband.
This is a damn joke. If you think I would go to a station park my car and pay parking charges you are full of it. Then take this piece of speedy crap to the destination get off and hire a cab to and from my only point of contact, reverse all the crap and get home when I decided I would have paid ten times what it would cost me to just drive and I would have transportation at destination to very my visit.
$68 Billion seems like a lot of money to me, even if they were going to do it within budget.
But the ongoing subsidies are going to be the gift that keeps giving here if it gets up and running.
Get to LA in 2h 40m ...
Then get to where? and how long will that take?????
There is NO logical way this will work.
It’s all about the money.
Conduct the meeting via teleconferencing.
Somehow, someone in the mainstream media will find a way to make your statement an example of racism.
It’s not, but that’s how the liberals roll.
The thought behind this is that it is somehow easier to get from the train station in downtown LA to your final destination than it is to get from LAX to where you are going.
I don’t that’s necessarily true at all, but that’s the logic.
The SEIU BART strike is their future ?
One good earthquake would take it out.
There were so many claims and promises that saw that first initiative passed, that the resulting document and associated law should be declared null and void.
trains are population control.
restrict movement means restrict property ownership.
#1-— This is just a huge scam to keep Democrat union buddies working on useless projects
#2-— the potential for Democrat bribes and graft are tremendous
#3-— Democrat Connected crony contractors will make out like banditos
#4-— there is not the passenger demand to fill these trains or make them anywhere near profitable
#5-— this is the Democrat cargo cult exemplified. That if you build these high speed trains like the sophisticated Europeans do then Americans will automatically get on them
How are government agencies going to conduct "business" without all of the fancy lunches, dinners, 5 star hotels, resorts, and goody bags?
Don't forget the whores.
High speed rail in an earthquake zone is not good.
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