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Bite the California Bullet Train

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Bite the California Bullet Train
Posted by Victrola1 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:42 AM

When he was cajoling lawmakers to extend the centerpiece of California’s ambitious climate change program, Gov. Jerry Brown talked a lot about hard choices and the compromises necessary to get politically controversial legislation passed. Turns out that to get a deal, Brown may have sacrificed one of his own pet projects — California’s bullet train....    

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-cap-and-trade-bullet-train-20170724-story.html

An opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times cast more doubt on there being enough gold in the Golden State for high speed rail. 

 

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:47 AM

Will lawmakers want to pull the plug on the bullet train once they see it whizzing from farm fields( with empty seat?) to Silicon Valley? 

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Posted by runnerdude48 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:34 PM

The best piece of news in this article is that Governor Moonbeam is term limited out next year.

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Posted by Victrola1 on Friday, July 28, 2017 9:10 AM

Oroville Dam flaws don’t bode well for tunnels, train projects

"Meanwhile, Brown wants the state to build two more mega-projects — the delta tunnels and the bullet train. If Oroville Dam and the Bay Bridge set the standard, maybe those new projects are disasters waiting to happen."

Another opinion piece. This one from the San Fransisco Chronicle. 

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Bad-Oroville-Dam-design-doesn-t-bode-well-11438530.php

 

 

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