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  • Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains:..

    02/19/2019 7:28:34 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | 02/19/2019 | Joel Pollak
    The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was canceling a federal grant to California worth nearly $1 billion after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the cancelation of the state’s high-speed rail project last week.
  • Yes, Let's Get Real on California High Speed Rail!

    02/14/2019 11:35:52 AM PST · by Publius · 41 replies
    Despite what you might have heard, Gov. Gavin Newsom reaffirmed California's commitment to high-speed rail in his State of the State speech on Tuesday. Newsom said California must "be real" about high-speed rail in the state, and that there "simply isn't a path" to completing the full vision of the project, which would connect San Francisco and Los Angeles by bullet trains in less than 3 hours. At the same time, he affirmed the state's commitment to completing the 119-mile first phase, which will connect Bakersfield to Merced. Most media reports portrayed Newsom's announcement as a scaling back of the...
  • A Democratic governor just quashed Democrats’ dreams of high-speed rail in America

    02/13/2019 7:16:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | by Colby Itkowitz
    President Barack Obama secured $8 billion in his 2009 economic stimulus package to start building toward the dream of true high-speed trains whisking passengers between major American cities. It was a paltry amount compared to the hundreds of billions it would actually take to fulfill that dream, but it was considered a serious down payment. At the time, Obama’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, said, “I’m not a historian, but I know this: One of the legacies for this administration, for the president and the vice president, will be high-speed rail. That will be their transportation legacy.” A decade later, little...
  • Wait… Is Gov. Newsom Canceling The High-Speed Rail Line Or Not? (Walking Back?)

    02/13/2019 8:07:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday, our writer, Allahpundit took a deep dive into the somewhat shocking announcement that Gavin Newsom, the new governor of the Golden State, was canceling California’s massive, decades-long cash sinkhole known as the high-speed rail line from LA to San Francisco. It seemed like a fairly common sense decision, given how much cash has been poured down that particular rathole and the ballooning estimates of the additional bills to come. But it creates some very sticky political terrain, particularly at the dawn of the Green New Deal (GND) era. Perhaps that’s why Newsom appeared to be walking the announcement...
  • Robbery in Broad Daylight: California kills 73% of bullet train, keeps 100% of taxes

    02/13/2019 7:06:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2019 | Chriss Street
    Gov. Gavin Newsom told the California Legislature the bullet train was so over budget that he would kill 73 percent of the track and still spend 100 percent of the taxes.  Facing another cost spike, Gov. Gavin Newsom stunned a joint session of the Democrat-controlled Legislature by proposing to slash the 520-mile voter-approved and taxpayer-funded system that would have stretched from Anaheim through the Central Valley to San Francisco, while keeping the 119-mile stretch from Bakersfield to Merced. In his formal appearance as governor in front of lawmakers, Newsom claimed that his priorities are combating the state's homelessness crisis...
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

    02/12/2019 7:55:28 PM PST · by hapnHal · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Feb 19 | hapnHal
    <p>California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his “State of the State” address at the California State Capitol in Sacramento that he would abandon the state’s high-speed rail system because it was too expensive.</p> <p>The plan to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by high-speed rail “would cost too much and, respectfully, would take too long,” he told legislators. He said the state would still build a portion of the system under construction in the rural Central Valley, denying that it would be a “train to nowhere.” He said the state would not send $3.5 billion back to the federal government to be spent by President Donald Trump.</p>
  • Interesting...California wildfires map lines up with proposed high speed rail for California

    11/15/2018 1:01:49 AM PST · by · 23 replies ^ | 11/14/2018 | US NAVY vet
    This looks like an interesting piece of evidence when discussing the wildfires...Or so called wild fires all over the State of California. Basically all you have to do is search a California wildfires map in the last year or so and put the map of the proposed California high speed rail system continually being pushed by the far left government of California. What do you get when placing these images next to each other...Well it just so happens that the California wildfires happen to be all located along the proposed lines of the California high speed rail project.
  • Subway Riders Demanding Answers As City’s Homeless Continue Taking Over Train Cars

    01/23/2019 9:28:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    CBS News NYC ^ | January 21, 2019 | Staff
    As temperatures plunge, some subway riders say they’re seeing more and more homeless people seeking shelter inside subway cars. This winter, commuters say the problem has gotten so bad they’re left with no seats to use. Vagrants turning half of a subway car into their home, filling it with bags, boxes, and clothes.
  • Gavin Newsom’s bullet train to nowhere(Fools rush in?)

    10/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 10/13/2018 | John Sexton
    “It’s not a train to nowhere,” Newsom said. “It’s insulting to suggest the Central Valley is nowhere. This is an economic development project, connecting the fastest growing and most dynamic economic regions in the country. That project is achievable and realistic. “The second phase [boring through the Tehachapi Mountains to Los Angeles] is an open-ended question.”
  • Brightline Goes West, Plans LA-Las Vegas High Speed Rail

    09/22/2018 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Publius · 37 replies
    Railway Age ^ | 18 September 2018 | Stuart Chirls
    With its funding plans clearer, South Florida passenger start-up Brightline is looking west for its next venture into private high speed rail.Brightline on Tuesday said it had acquired XpressWest, a high-speed passenger rail project with rights to develop a federally approved corridor connecting Southern California and Las Vegas. he project would be only the second privately funded intercity passenger rail in the United States after Brightline. No terms were disclosed. “Brightline is changing transportation in our country by connecting heavily trafficked corridors that are too long to drive and too short to fly,” said Wes Edens, co-founder and co-chief executive...
  • California High-Speed Rail Proposes Controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale Route

    09/21/2018 4:30:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/21/2018 | Chriss W Street
    The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) surprised local communities on Wednesday by proposing a controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale route featuring above-ground tracks. The Los Angeles Times reported that the proposed 38-mile track alignment will cross the San Gabriel Mountains via a series of at grade sections and five separate tunnels. The bullet train’s original route, offered in support of the SB 1856 bond measure passed by the California Legislature in 2000, proposed to follow the Interstate 5 Freeway and tunnel under the 4,144 ft-Tejon Pass to link Los Angeles and Bakersfield.
  • California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs

    02/12/2019 2:03:15 PM PST · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is pulling the plug on the state's massive high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco that was more than a decade behind schedule and billions in the red. "Let's be real," Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency." CALIFORNIA BULLET TRAIN PROJECT ON TRACK TO BLOW THROUGH BILLIONS OF MORE DOLLARS Newsom added that while California has "the capacity to complete a high-speed rail...
  • Gavin Newsom ditching California high-speed rail shows why Green New Deal is doomed

    02/12/2019 1:33:27 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 11 replies
    The decision by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a dedicated progressive, to curtail California's high-speed rail project over cost concerns is a sign that the Green New Deal is doomed. The creation of a vast high-speed rail network is just one small part of the massive overhaul the Green New Deal contemplates for transportation, energy, healthcare, education, agriculture, housing, and a host of other issues. Yet now it's gone down in flames in a state that previously voted for it, and in which liberals have overwhelming control of government. The California high-speed rail project started when residents approved a ballot measure in...
  • Gavin Newsom Blows Green Wet Dreams to Smithereens

    02/12/2019 1:30:35 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) This afternoon, California Governor Gavin Newsom kicked Jerry Brown’s great high-speed rail boondoggle to the sidelines, announcing a major scaling-back of the $100 billion Bankruptcy Express: “Let’s level about the high-speed rail,” Newsom said. “Let’s be real, the current project as planned would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were.” Oh. But wait – what about this “Green New Deal”, and its pipedream promise to...
  • Gov. Newsom ending high-speed rail project between SF, LA

    02/12/2019 12:12:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    ABC-7 ^ | 2-12-2019 | AP
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he's abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion. "Let's be real," Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency." The idea long championed by Newsom's predecessor, Jerry Brown, is years behind schedule. The latest estimate for completion is 2033.
  • California Gov. Newsom Misses Budget by $2 Billion in January

    02/12/2019 6:27:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2019 | Chriss Street
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s missed budget in his first month in office by $1.81 billion on a $2.53 billion crash in personal income tax collections. Despite the State of California tax collection in December missing budget by -$4.82 billion, newly inaugurated Gov. Newsom proposed a record $144.2-billion spending plan for  the 2019-2020 Budget on January 9 that included spending another $5.2-billion for "Cradle-to-Career" education, $1-billion for earned income tax credit for the poor, and $100 million for refuge immigrants fleeing Central America violence. California officials at the time, claimed December’s huge revenue miss was due to high-income taxpayers making...
  • Calif. is abandoning statewide high-speed rail;Gov.Newsom vows to keep $3.5B in federal funds

    02/12/2019 1:35:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Posted at 2:40 pm on February 12, 2019 | by Greg P.
    alfornia Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) just announced in his State of the State address to the legislature that he’s giving up on statewide high-speed rail from Sacramento to San Diego: !! AP: California Gov. Gavin Newsom abandoning plan for high-speed train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, says too costly. — Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 12, 2019 “Let’s be real,” he says a little too late: Gov Newsom on high speed rail: “Let’s be real… the project as currently planned would cost too much and take too long.” — Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) February 12, 2019 It’s almost as if conservatives...
  • Gov. Newsom abandons California high-speed rail plan!

    02/12/2019 12:17:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Axios ^ | 02/12/2019 | Shannon Vavra
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the state will no longer pursue plans to build an estimated $77 billion high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco because the project "would cost too much and respectfully take too long," per the AP. The big picture: The project was years behind schedule with an estimated completion date of 2033. It had been hamstrung by political backlash in the state, and polling showed that a majority of Californians disapproved of the plan as costs ballooned. Similar proposals for high-speed trains on the East Coast, including along the heavily trafficked Northeast...
  • More Green New Deal Proposals: Let’s Replace Air Travel With High-Speed Rail

    02/07/2019 12:21:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2019 | John Sexton
    The Green New Deal (GND) outline released today by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey calls for a total overhaul of the U.S. transportation system. Specifically, the GND states that over the next decade America must “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”The GND proposal released today came in a couple of different packages. There is an actual resolution which proposes a transportation overhaul “as much as is technologically feasible.” overhauling transportation systems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically...
  • What the high-speed rail audit really means ( California )

    12/17/2018 11:33:35 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | December 16, 2018 | Jon Coupal
    a report from the Auditor of the State of California on the High Speed Rail Project ... To understand just how damning the HSR audit was, just consider the subtitle: “Flawed Decision Making and Poor Contract Management Have Contributed to Billions in Cost Overruns and Delays in the System’s Construction.” But like many government documents, the audit is couched in bureaucratic language that ordinary citizens may not understand. For that reason, below are the summary points as provided by the state auditor with accompanying translations. Auditor: “Although the Authority has secured and identified funding of over $28 billion that it...