If California can’t manage high speed rail, how is Hawaii ever going to build that line to Berkeley?
It’s quite a setback for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s Green New Deal which depends on replacing planes with trains, replacing cows with soy, and replacing facts and figures with bong hits.
But you can’t blame Governor Newsom for killing this delusional nonsense. The high speed rail was always getting more expensive while having its completion date postponed until it was going to cost a mere quadrillion dollars and be completed in the year 10,428.
I exaggerate, but not by that much.
But now California’s second most reliable punch line and Jerry Brown’s legacy has gone off the tracks.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he’s abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion.
“Let’s be real,” Newsom said in his first State of the State address. “The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency.”
Real? Since when is there any room for reality in California politics?
But just more wasted bonds and billions of dollars down the drain. So it’s time to ride on to the next billion dollar boondoggle, which Newsom has decided should be forcing every city in California to build homeless housing.
Let’s start with his house.