What a debacle! California’s high-speed rail system has now had more new plans than “Carter has liver pills.” This project hailed as the savior for California’s economy and jobs and the 21st century’s answer to FDR’s New Deal, Works Project Administration is once again using the best available technology to play a shell game with taxpayers monies.
This bullet train to nowhere is not only being built from the middle to the end, but it keeps adding and subtracting destination stops more often than Cher changes outfits during concerts. Whoever thinks that future property costs in Los Angeles and San Francisco will decline (thus we start building in the middle where property costs less) should also seriously consider building a water pipeline down Highway 99 from Washington to California to help relieve our drought!
I can hardly wait to board this train in the near future with my destination being the heavily traveled tourist area of Wasco or Shafter; or starting a new career as a state legislator in my ninth decade on Mother Earth with daily commutes to Sacramento. This project is a classic example of bureaucratic baloney.
Bill Dunn, Fresno