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Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts

Original post made on Aug 2, 2011

The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model to predict ridership for the proposed system, a peer-review panel concluded in a report that largely confirms previous criticism from transportation experts and rail watchdogs.
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Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 1, 2011, 4:46 PM

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Posted by Well Duh
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

Yep. Opponents have been ringing that message like a bell for the past year +. Glad to hear an admission that the ridership estimates are officially flawed and cannot be relied upon. Since voters used these biased estimates to form their decision to vote for HSR, its time to throw out the election results formed on the garbage estimates and have another vote now that we know ridership will be mush less than we were originally lied to about, er, I mean told.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Now that IS a surprise, a government program built on flawed data. Same agency that spent 8 million taxpayer dollars on a PR firm?


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