How many desalination plants and water storage facilities could have been built for the cost of California’s bullet train?
“How many desalination plants and water storage facilities could have been built for the cost of Californias bullet train?”
...or how many new lanes can be added to I-5, which parallels the route?
I’ll answer: For the total cost of the route, two lanes could be added to I-5 (presently only 2 lanes each way now, for the entire Central Valley run), along with adding extra lanes at each end on I-5 in LA, and I-580 near SF (where it then meets up with other freeways), for about $5 Billion dollars...roughly 5 or 6 percent of the cost of the train.
From there, maybe make one of the new lanes a bus-only lane, and let Megabus and others do their thing for next to NO COST for passengers.