The idea of traveling quickly North to San Francisco to catch a Niners game or South to LA to shop sounds divine! To not have to worry about timing it to avoid sitting in traffic. Not having to worry about if you’ll find a parking spot. Sounds amazing doesn’t it?!
Ask yourself these questions: Do you think the High-Speed Rail is actually going to be built? Do you think the HSR is going to be cheaper to ride versus driving? Even with todays high gas prices. How much will tax-payers have to subsidize the cost of a ticket? How over budget will it be? How much farm land, businesses and homes will be destroyed? How much time will it actually take to get to San Francisco or LA? How much money has already been wasted? How many people will actually ride the High-Speed Rail?
Anyone else find it odd that it runs through a certain someones district?! When the plan was originally to go along the 99? Why can’t they decide on a route?
California can not afford to build the High-Speed Fail right now! The Central Valley can not afford to have good farm land tore up. Especially if its going to be just some unused tracks dividing land. Maybe, one day when our state has a balanced budget with money in the reserve. AND the Federal government has a balanced budget. But, right now is not the time to build this. Lets follow the other states who have scrapped their high-speed rail plans and get back to basics.