Gallery: California Approves $8 Billion For the First High Speed Rail i...

 

After years of debate, skyrocketing costs and persistent concerns related to state’s fiscal crisis, the California State Senate voted 21-16 on Friday to approve the United States’ first high-speed rail project. With three senators absent, the vote elated supporters of the ambitious and expensive project. Opponents of the high speed rail were left infuriated, as they continue to maintain that the eventual plan to connect San Diego to Sacramento is fraught with pitfalls at a time when the state faces annual budget showdowns.

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  1. Qeylis July 22, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’m a Californian. While I’m glad that we are trying to do something, I’m disappointed that we are doing the wrong thing.

    This system is not what we were promised. It’s far more expensive than we were told. It’s not nearly as efficient as we were led to believe. It isn’t even close to as fast as we were assured. The hype was a lie, and I’m sad that Inhabitat has believed the obvious fabrication.

    This system will sit unused. It will not solve our horrendous lack of mass transit. We need a fast, efficient, mass transit system, but this isn’t it.

    Now, I just have to hope that California goes bankrupt before to much work can be done on this idiotic idea. I will vote no on the tax increase in the hope that we will go bankrupt.

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