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  • 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 UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    puppetstringnews.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Time to hit the pause button on high-speed rail, some California leaders say

    10/15/2018 5:08:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    fresnobee.com ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | BY DAN SCHNUR
    Jerry Brown did not invent the idea of a high-speed rail system to connect Northern and Southern California. It was voted on by the state Legislature and ratified by voters years before he returned to the governor’s office in 2011. But for the last eight years, as cost estimates have skyrocketed and federal and private sector funding for the project has evaporated, Brown has become high-speed rail’s most persistent defender. Only weeks away from the election to replace him, neither candidate for governor appears to share the depth of Brown’s commitment to a statewide rail system. Fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom...
  • Californians To Try To Kill High-Speed Rail Project By Referendum

    09/26/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember that high-speed rail project that was going to bring California’s infrastructure into the 21st century? The last we really heard about it was back in April when an audit was scheduled to take stock of just how far in the hole they were and if it could ever be finished. Of course, that’s been the story of this project from the beginning. One delay after another compounded by flawed budget estimates and construction schedules. Mix in a bit of political incompetence and malfeasance and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.This running boondoggle has been dragging on for ages,...
  • 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.
  • Gavin Newsom’s bullet train to nowhere(Fools rush in?)

    10/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 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.”
  • Newsom launches into unhinged meltdown rant after sworn in as CA Governor

    Is Newsom mentally unstable? Just wanted to use the same approach CNBC uses to cover the deplorables.
  • 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...
  • 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
    twitchy.com ^ | 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 35-year-old arrested for stealing his roommate's winning $10 million lottery ticket

    01/09/2019 5:38:19 PM PST · by NRx · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01-09-2019 | Yoni Blumberg
    If you win the lottery, experts say, you should keep as quiet as possible about it. A lottery winner from Vacaville, California, whose situation escalated to the point where the police had to get involved, just learned that lesson the hard way. As Lt. Chris Polen of the Vacaville Police Department, who wrote a popular Facebook post about the story, tells CNBC Make It, "We've seen lottery schemes in the past, but nothing of this magnitude." On Dec. 20, the lottery winner, whom we'll call LW since he has asked local authorities not to reveal his identity, went into a...
  • Harassment Claim Arrived at California DOJ Months Before Sen. Kamala Harris Left

    12/14/2018 9:50:10 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    roll call ^ | 12/14/2018 | emily kopp
    According to lawsuit, longtime Harris aide demeaned his executive assistant Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., expressed surprise and frustration when reports first surfaced last week that a longtime aide had settled allegations of gender discrimination last year — attributing her lack of awareness to a “breakdown” in communication. But the California Department of Justice received notification of the suit three months before Harris left her position as state attorney general, according to a new report. According to a lawsuit, Harris confidante Larry Wallace demeaned and retaliated against Danielle Hartley when she worked as his executive assistant at the state Department of...
  • Southwest Flight Returns to Airport After Human Heart Discovered on Board

    12/13/2018 11:35:58 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 70 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 12/13/18 | AP
    <p>SEATTLE -- Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left on board.</p> <p>The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back.</p>