"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."Even though it's true...
Recent estimates assessed former Gov. Jerry Brown's plan would be cost about $77 billion and be completed in 2033. Newsom then pivoted to his alternate proposal, to instead connect the two Central Valley cities, 160 miles apart.
"Critics are going to say that's a train to nowhere, but I think that's wrong and that's offensive," said the governor.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Off The Rails
The great high-speed railway is effectively dead: