Calif. to start building high-speed rail in Central Valley

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The state's bullet-train project will begin in the Central Valley in 2012, a major victory for project opponents in the Peninsula and a huge blow to the local job market. Full Story
woodland resident

Woodland, CA

#1 Nov 5, 2010
Merced to Fresno???

60 miles of high speed. Wow... Does anyone else see the insanity?

“Stop shouting.”

Since: Jul 10

Woodland, CA

#2 Nov 5, 2010
woodland resident wrote:
Merced to Fresno???
60 miles of high speed. Wow... Does anyone else see the insanity?
I agree. Why in the world did we create a highway system? Let's get back to our horse and buggies.

Since: Jun 10

Folsom, CA

#3 Nov 5, 2010
It is insane to know they will build track and put no trains on it.

There are already insane commute patterns that have people living hours away from their workplaces. High speed rail would help them, but the rail lines are being proposed in the areas the population would not support.

Since: May 10

West Sacramento, CA

#4 Nov 5, 2010
It would have been good for Woodland to have applied for some of that to get to Sacramento, we have a lot of commuters here and the bus system is very slow. Sacramento should have jumped on that too. But, I am worried this money will not be spent appropriately.

If it is going to be wasted let it be wasted on local jobs ;-)

Napa, CA

#5 Nov 5, 2010
This is simply pandering to the Unions and elected officials. Was the race in that area tight on Tuesday? Someone made a deal behind the backs of Californians.

Porterville, CA

#6 Nov 5, 2010
Don't hold your breath. The Florida Republican congressman who is likely to take over the chairmanship of the committee that controls the high-speed rail funds has been quoted as saying that he wants to take another look at how those funds are distributed.

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