Rail authority slammed for lax contract oversight Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jan 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm
The agency charged with building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles violated state law when it awarded contracts for information-technology services without going through the mandatory bidding process, according to a report released Tuesday by State Auditor Elaine Howle.
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Posted by psa188, a resident of another community, on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:00 am
The reports of deceptive and dishonest behavior from CHSRA keep coming yet still Governor "More Taxes" Moonbeam refuses to kill this turkey. How can he say, with a straight face, that we need to raise taxes but not kill this costly boondoggle is beyond me. Even Kevin Drum at the far-left Mother Jones correctly sees this project for what it is:.
Posted by kman, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm
If I wanted to get to LA at the fastest rate that I can, I would take an airplane, period. Flights cost around 100 dollars. If I wanted to take a train trip, I would take the train that already exists, it's called the Amtrak Coast Starlight. If I wanted to take a Bus, it would cost around 40 dollars.
The government needs to stay out of this type of business, we all can see what fine shape bart is in. The cost for each rider to ride this high speed rail would be out of this world for them to recoup the money spent. Not including the upkeep of the trains. Why do you think no company in there right mind would undertake such a project.
Who is backing this ridiculous project?
I for one would not want to be on a fast train if there was some dangerous situation as the previous commenter mentioned.