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Will a new oversight position help California's high-speed rail plans get on track?

Original post made on Jul 19, 2022

After a decade of cost, schedule, technical, personnel and legal problems, the high speed rail project will be getting an inspector general soon as part of a deal between the governor and the Legislature.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 9:26 AM

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 19, 2022 at 11:01 pm

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The ongoing debacle of this HSR indicates that our CA politicians are not grounded in reality. Just a tiny bit of analysis would shut it down immediately. Instead, state and federal funds are being squandered.

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2022 at 6:31 am

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It's instructive to compare this situation with the adjacent headline: "Four arrested for allegedly stealing $50K worth of lululemon merchandise"

Posted by Seth Neumann
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 20, 2022 at 12:14 pm

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The only way to make this turkey fly is to broker some sort of deal with major Silicon Valley employers to fund the San Jose to Modesto (or is it Merced? Have mercy!) section and use it to colonize the Central Valley as Silicon Valley bedrooms. We can export our overcrowding and reduce pressure on water and schools here and provide a feeder to the north end of the high speed rail to no where. The Southern end is a civil engineering nightmare (look into the history of the Old Southern Pacific's attempts to build a direct route from Bakersfield to LA -- rather than Tehachapi and Cajon passes) and will probably never be built.

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