A high speed train project meant to connect San Francisco and Los Angeles has turned into a disaster. Billions of dollars have been wasted on it and it is nowhere near close to being completed. They’re projecting that it would take over twice as much money to build it as they originally planned and it won’t be finished until 2033. The California Governor Gavin Newsom has pretty much admitted that the project has been an enormous failure.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Tuesday there “isn’t a path” for completing the state’s plan for a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles, yet his office insisted he is fully committed to building such a project.
Newsom, delivering his first State of the State address, said he’d shift his focus to completing just a 171-mile segment of the line already under construction in the state’s Central Valley. The project is key to the economic vitality of the state’s agricultural heartland, he said.
A high-speed rail line linking Los Angeles to San Francisco was the goal when voters approved a ballot measure in 2008. The roughly 520-mile line initially was estimated to cost $33 billion and was pegged for completion in 2020. Officials eventually hoped to connect the line to San Diego and Sacramento.
Subsequent estimates more than doubled the cost to $77 billion and pushed the timeline to 2033.
The so-called “Green New Deal” said that building high speed trains would allow us to replace all airplane travel. What this debacle proves, is that this idea is totally impractical. If a high speed rail line can’t be built between San Francisco and Los Angeles without all sorts of problems, there’s no way you can use this mode of transportation to replace all air travel. It’s a totally insane idea.
Trump chimed in about it calling the project a waste of money and a “green disaster.”
California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
This just shows that all these fools supporting the “Green New Deal” are completely retarded individuals. Everything they propose is impractical and stupid.