California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

By Joel Pollak

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.

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.

But Newsom said the state could not afford the total cost — even with what he noted was a “record-breaking surplus” in the state’s coffers, thanks to the ongoing economic recovery.

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2 Responses to California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

  1. c e voigtsberger February 12, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Finally someone has recognized that the emperor has no clothes.

    The whole proposal was a gigantic lie from the get go. The load factors that the voters of CA were told were going to be achieved were greater than the load factor of the shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka, two metro areas significantly larger than the whole state and which have significantly more convenient feeder systems. They are also greater than the 3G system in France which again has significant feeder systems. It was a joke that more people would be going from Modesto to Santa Clarita than go from Tokyo to Osaka. Well, it would have been a joke if it didn’t involve so much taxpayer money.

    But the question is, can the gubernator actually cancel the whole scam on his own say-so? Can he just snap his fingers and that’s it? Or is he delusional in just how much power he has?

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    • William Hicks February 15, 2019 at 7:01 am

      It sounds like you’ve done your homework. BUT, I wouldn’t underestimate the power of all the Alexandria Cortez’s we’re turning out of schools like Berekely.

      Reply

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