Projected costs for California’s high-speed rail project have soared

Nobody quite knows who built Stonehenge some 5,000 years ago in southern England. … for puzzled future generations. Along a 119-mile pathway in central California from Bakersfield to Madera, there are now huge, quarter-finished cement overpasses. These are the totems of the initial segment …

One Response to Projected costs for California’s high-speed rail project have soared

  1. C E Voigtsberger January 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    According to an article by the former head of a national railway riders association, the projections for ridership of the new high speed railway to nowhere in order to break even required a ridership higher than Japan’s shinkansen route between Tokyo and Osaka and higher than France’s TGV rail between Paris and another high population city in France. Ridership between Madera and Bakersfield is not going to be as high as either of the aforementioned lines, especially considering that one can travel on either I-5 or US 99 in less time than the train will take.

    Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown wants to leave a legacy equal to his father’s water project. Unfortunately, neither was a well-advised, carefully thought-out plan.

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