U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) wrote to President Barack Obama on Monday in support of California's requests for high-speed and intercity rail funding through the Recovery Act.
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Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 27, 2009 at 7:56 am
I understand that for millions instead of billions we could improve the existing track bed to increase the speed to about 130 mph. Why don't we do that?
Why? Because the politicians have ulterior motives to push this project. More money equals more power. Who cares about fiscal responsibility! If it was their salary and perks that were going to pay for it I bet we'd get a different story!
Posted by Supporter, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:49 am
Spain could do it. Italy could do it. We all know Japan has done it. We can, should and will, build it and we will all love it. Enough of the nay-sayers, some of whom seem to oppose everything. We've had a top-notch team working on high-speed rail for years now. The sooner, the better!
Posted by jakefarsh, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm
Let's see, The country is going broke, the State is broke and the politicians that got us here want to spend billions on a system that like all other public mass transit systems in the WORLD will not be self sufficient and needs to be subsidized by the government! Will this cycle ever end?