Posted by Tom, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm
It seems the main idea behind high speed rail was to get from the Bay Area to LA, perhaps to compete with the airlines.
The proposed path zig zags through the state, and goes over high mountains. Plus it divides communities and farmland.
A rail line already exists between the Bay Area and LA. It goes along to coast through Santa Barbara. Why not just upgrade it? The land is already dedicated and it goes all the way to San Diego and up to Seattle.