New California bullet train plan a grand finale to years-long drama

Apr 2, 2012 Full story: Mercury-Register 17

When California's high-speed rail leaders on Monday unveil their fourth and final business plan on the state's controversial quest to link the Bay Area and Los Angeles by bullet train, they'll be slashing $30 billion off the price tag and speeding up the first leg of construction beyond what's been dubbed a train to nowhere in the Central Valley.

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old eyes

Apple Valley, CA

#1 Apr 2, 2012
waste of tax payer's money period...

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#2 Apr 2, 2012
old eyes wrote:
waste of tax payer's money period...
Correct........

Show me one public transportation project that pays for itself..........

If it was such a good deal it would be built privately......

But anyone with more than 3 brain cells knows it will be just another loser.....
Homer

United States

#3 Apr 2, 2012
we need the Monorail

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#4 Apr 2, 2012
Homer wrote:
we need the Monorail
Go to Disneyland and ride it.........
old eyes

Apple Valley, CA

#5 Apr 2, 2012
Homer wrote:
we need the Monorail
your right it could be bulit at 1/3 the price of land rail and would fit right down the middle of every freeway...that's why the policans won't let it be bulit,it's all about who get the money to bulid it and who get the kickback's...bring back the red car system...it worked well..
Fed Up Taxpayer

San Diego, CA

#6 Apr 2, 2012
A huge waste of even more taxpayer money.
Viva Graft

AOL

#8 Jul 18, 2012
What an exciting day for the Democratic Dictatorship in California. With absolutely ZERO oversight because the Party has a monopoly every single Demcoratic Politician in Washington and Sacramento will become MULIT MILLIONAIRES off the ridiculous Railway project. With an Estimated DEBT cost of ...$70 Billion...whose gonna miss a couple of a few hundred million?.......Obama forced the pitiful American tax slaves to kick in $3.5 BILLION to get the scheme rolling just last week. Calif Dem pols LOVES them some OBAMA.

What an exciting time for the least among us.

Eureka has been replace as the State motto. From this day forward PAY UP SUCKERS will be on every CA license plate.
Stu

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jul 18, 2012
This is for the unions and the rich businessmen who go from San Francisco to LA. How are you suppose to get to the train? A car? Then why not just drive all the way. Stupid and expensive. How about buying trucks for migrant farm workers. I hate to see a family broken down by the side of the road.
Steve O

AOL

#10 Jul 18, 2012
A cheaper solution might be for the State to buy 100 new 737's and fly people back and forth from LA to SFran for FREE. That would be far cheaper in the long run.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#11 Jul 19, 2012
Steve O wrote:
A cheaper solution might be for the State to buy 100 new 737's and fly people back and forth from LA to SFran for FREE. That would be far cheaper in the long run.
I would vote for that before a train to no where
Joey Sanchez

AOL

#14 Jul 19, 2012
Irony. Jerry Brown signed the Dill Act unionizing public employees and now 30 plus years later the extinction level Legacy costs of unionizing public employees destroy any hope for a bright future for California.

You couldn't make this stuff up!!!
We elected this Freak of our own free will.......Ouch.
old eyes

Apple Valley, CA

#16 Jul 19, 2012
follow the money and you will see why their buliding this....kickbacks and who sell's the buliding bonds ?....goldman sucks ? and what land owner is making a killing ? follow the money....
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Jul 19, 2012
Joey Sanchez wrote:
Irony. Jerry Brown signed the Dill Act unionizing public employees and now 30 plus years later the extinction level Legacy costs of unionizing public employees destroy any hope for a bright future for California.
You couldn't make this stuff up!!!
We elected this Freak of our own free will.......Ouch.
California Dreamin.

Enjoy your new tax bills.
Joey Sanchez

AOL

#18 Jul 19, 2012
Ex- El Paso Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
California Dreamin.
Enjoy your new tax bills.
It won't be so bad for us. Our Union owned politicians promise it is our pitiful children will be the ones to live a nightmare. And, obviously NO one in Calif gives a crap about the children.
Poor man

Chatsworth, CA

#19 Jul 20, 2012
Take the bullet plane. Twice as fast at a fraction of the cost. Looks futuristic.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#20 Jul 21, 2012
I suppose this is as good a waste of hard earned taxpayer money as any. I wonder, though, how many of the politicians who are proposing to launder that money in order to "produce jobs" are wearing American made clothing and shoes. My guess is none of them are.

Ronald
joe nelson

AOL

#21 Jul 22, 2012
Poor man wrote:
Take the bullet plane. Twice as fast at a fraction of the cost. Looks futuristic.
It would have been GREAT if the State could afford it. All the billions in "seed" money will create countless "opportunites" to make multi Millionaires of the unoin bosses and the democratic politicians but the Bullet Train will be abandoned as soon as the upcoming Pension Tsunami totally overwhelmes the State.

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