High-speed rail is turning out to be a slow-speed proposition
The first segment of Californiaâ€™s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project, currently scheduled for completion in 2018, will not be done until the end of 2022, according to a contract revision the Obama administration quietly approved this morning. That initial 119-mile segment through the relatively flat and empty Central Valley was considered the easiest-to-build stretch of a planned $64 billion line, which is eventually supposed to zip passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in under three hours. So the four-year delay is sure to spark new doubts about whether the stateâ€™sâ€”and perhaps the nationâ€™sâ€”most controversial and expensive infrastructure project will ever reach its destination.
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4 Moar Years! 4 Moar Years!
Holy Smokes what a giant cluster and waste of money.
How does it manage to take so long to lay down a 120 miles of track? Taggart Transcontinental would have had it down in a year.