So this wonderful magnificent railway pill that is the panacea for all that ails America but alas it was all a lie Failure.
Like most large public infrastructure projects, the California high-speed rail project was sold to the public based on false promises, exaggerated benefits and lowball cost estimates.
Dialog: The other side
California high-speed rail: Itâ€™s on track. Climb aboard!
Before the election, the cost of the project was estimated at $33 billion for the Los Angeles/Anaheim to San Francisco portion, and an additional $7 billion for the spurs to San Diego and Sacramento. Voters narrowly passed a $9.95 billion bond in 2008, and the federal government and private investors were supposed to cover the remaining $30 billion. We were promised that a one-way fare between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cost about $55, making it cheaper than flying.
After the election, costs rose to $43 billion for just the Los Angeles-San Francisco phase (chances are the San Diego and Sacramento lines will never be built) and ticket price estimates nearly doubled to $105. Yet none of this seems to bother the California High-Speed Rail Authority or cause it to re-evaluate the feasibility of the project.
These trains were always too expensive and to costly to the American taxpayer. They were never going to get people out of their cars. The leftists had some dream about forcing everyone to take a train and the people have said time after have said NO, I love my car. Not everyone lives in the cities as a matter of fact they are fleeing the cities and in such need a car. We will not be forced to follow the facists into trains we will not be forced to pay for their pipe dream.