Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Is the Cal High Speed Rail Dead?
Is it one man one vote? Or One Governor one vote. Tuesday Governor Newsom says he will not push to build the Cal High Speed Rail as his mentor Jerry Brown wished for. He also only wants one water tunnel under the San Joaquin River Delta and not two. News reports quoted the novice Governor “There simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A.,” Newsom told a joint session of the Legislature. “I wish there were.” He said the current project would “cost too much and, respectfully, take too long.” The current link between Merced and Bakersfield would continue as planned and to Newsom it would act as a model. He pushed back on the “train to nowhere”, but many would agree otherwise. The voters approve a $10 Billion bond in 2008, but the current link has far exceeded that number. What does this do to the New Green Deal or Dream? Well without planes according to their plan than we only have high speed rail, but not in California which would be a green dream showcase. If you are a land speculator and you bought land in the hopes it would pay out later. Well later just got much more out their. Building large projects like this are very very cost prohibited and with the projected budget of $77 billion it looks like too many billions to handle.