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Critics of high-speed rail prepare for next chapter

Original post made on Jul 17, 2012

California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week, when state lawmakers approved funding for the first construction phase. But the $68 billion project still has to pass through a gauntlet of legal, financial and political obstacles before it becomes reality.

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 17, 2012 at 8:48 am


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I want it to go through, because it WILL be a failure. Then we have a billions and billions and billions of dollars told-ya-so trump card.

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Posted by Ted
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Let's see.
Caltrain is near bankruptcy, dependent on taxes.
We pay tax money for B.A.R.T., but do not have a station for the system.
There are planned extensions for B.A.R.T. to locations that do not pay into the system.
If Caltrain and B.A.R.T. are not paying their way, what hope does a taxpayer supported system have?
The cost estimates for high speed rail risen past the speed of reality.

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Posted by Stephan H.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

I want to commend Gennady's well-researched, well-presented and impartial article. Good information on a vitally important subject. (Just choose carefully between "like" and "as," as in the adverbial—not adjectival—usage "like in the assembly".)