Skip to comments.California: By the way, that bullet train isnít actually going to be as fast as we said it would be
Posted on 03/28/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT by george76
When California first put the issue of building a high-speed bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco before voters, Gov. Jerry Brown made all sorts of nifty-sounding promises about how efficient, convenient, and fiscally sound a choice the rail line would be for Californians.
All of those promises have more or less turned out to be a sham by now, as the trains costs have exploded and its deadlines pushed way back, and now it appears that that less-than-three-hour ride Californians were originally promised well, probably isnt.
who really considers a mounting wall of debt and a slew of unfunded pension liabilities a crisis?
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The Bullet Train To Nowhere.
Film at 11.
It can’t go slower than promised because the ballot measure we passed requires it to.
Going to nowhere, fast.
It will never be built. Its the White Elephant of Trains. It doesn’t come anywhere near to justifying its exorbitant price tag.
Only liberals could love 19th Century transportation technology. This is the 21st Century version of the buggy and whip. Its dated.
And no one wants it.
They need to call Joe Isuzu!
It’s going to be decades before the train runs slow.
Nothing but an enormous land-grab scam.
Willie Green Memorial Ping.
The bullit train is only a mechanism to launder money. It doesn’t have to work as promised.
It was just another tidal wave of bullcrap from Calli politicians as usual. Bullet train my ass!
This entire project should be killed along with the careers of any and all of these idiots who are responsible for this boondoggle.
Or Barak Isuuzu
Do the math. $120,000,000,000/12,000,000 families in California = a brand new $10,000 car for every family in California. The $10,000 assumes a bulk discount when the state of Ca gives the purchase order for 12,000,000 autos to Toyota.
The reason bullet trains won’t work in this country is that it will take special track, completely segregated from all access. That means 20ft fencing the whole way to keep idiots from throwing objects at the train to see what will happen.
Kudos. I was wondering if there would be a Willie Green reference here.
The only thing high speed about this is Dianne Feinstein’s ballooning bank account.
10k doesn’t buy much of a car these days. But a boondoggle bullet train will funnel lots and lots of taxpayer money to unions, and lots of that money will end up in the democrats campaign coffers.
That’s really all this whole thing is all about.
You mean Chevrolet, not Toyota, I think.
Government Motors could make the Kali’s a hell of a deal as long as the US is still intact and not broken up into several parts.
Boy, no one saw this coming.
In fact, its not even a train.
Its a panelled van stuffed with Mexicans.
One way plane ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco $69
Flight time: 1/hr 25/mins
Train ticket $100,000,000,000 <- Carl Sagan billions & billions
We give the union leaders 1 million dollars each, and no train will be built. And we'll even forget the idea came up.
Always good for a lol
Who'd have thought all the billions of dollars spent (and programmed to be spent) and the Donkeys still can't get 19th century technology to work?
Pelosi: “We have to pass this bill to see how fast this train really goes”.
High speed rail is like solar energy a scam to send money to state to fund and pay off other people or programs.
Probably for the best - who wants to be going high speed, on rails, in an area known for so many earthquakes?
Can someone do the math for me? What’s a 3hr10min trip between LA and SF, in terms of average mph?
If you like your train speed, you can keep your train speed.
If you start from L.A. and go NORTH, it's 380 miles in 190 min, that's 2 miles/min or 120 MPH.
If you start from L.A. and go SOUTH, it's 25000 miles in 190 min, that's 131 miles/min, or about 8000 MPH.
It won’t be as fast, but it will be three times more expensive.
The Willie Green memorial train ping. :’)
Of course, the best part about this will be the precedent-setting strike by the drivers and crewmembers who haven’t even been hired yet but want better working conditions, pay, and benefits.
The only way the bullet train could work is if the tracks went out of California.
The MoonBeam eXpre$$ courtesy of aRnolD SchwarzenKennedy
hurtling illegals from the border to the valley fields..
at the speed of a semi- loaded with melons and pot.
a unholy symbiotic relationship that foots the bill
out of the pocketbooks of folk that will never ride it.
a black hole right here in California?
Yes, Virginia, they do exist.
The California Bullet Train And The Impervious Jerry Brown
More than half of Californians oppose an expensive rail project supported by Gov. Jerry Brown that would take riders between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. That doesnt seem to bother Brown and it doesnt seem to be hurting him either.
posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:17pm EDT
Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!!!
It's been discussed before, but in order to get up to 100 mph, you need time, and you can't slow down to 20 mph every 30 miles to safely pass through small towns.
First, because it's not legal, second, because it's not safe, third, unless you want to get off in these small towns, it's completely worthless.
A bullet train from LA to Vegas makes sense.
And I could actually see it making a profit.
To Gov. Moonbeam: RE-THINK this!
You can pay your union goon masters their tribute and actually create something of value.
Seriously. How many old fogeys take buses to Atlantic City out of Philadelphia? Lotsa.
Now imagine selling the fogeys on a train that will get you to Vegas in a couple of hours.
And get you home in a reasonable time.
And I'll bet the Vegas casinos would chip in for some of the costs.
Anyone that’s driven the 15 on Friday night to Vegas or Sunday night back to LA knows there’s money in a bullet train back and forth.
Two lines to Barstow. One from Burbank one from Ontario..
One line from Barstow to Vegas.
Gambling on the train
Gov should go to Nevada and meet with Vegas mayor, nv governor and hotel owners. $5 per day room tax.
No public funds except right of way planning and environmental report.
By the way, that _______________ isnt actually going to be as ___________ as we said it would be.
Run for President next time!!!!
The Gordian knot has been riven asunder!
The math will be a bit fuzzy; because there is some time spent doing enjoyable things in a TERMINAL at each end of the trip.