Experts have started weighing in on the feasibility of California’s high-speed rail project. Even some that want a bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco see this proposed version as a failure.
In an opinion piece in the Orange County Register, Mark Landsbaum offers this:
A good assessment of this boondoggle is offered by Richard Tolmach, president of the California Rail Foundation, who actually wants high-speed rail to be built. He describes the current plan as a “fantasy project based on a wish for $98 billion.”
On a related note, my letter to the editor regarding high-speed rail is third in popularity in the San Francisco Chronicle behind a Friscoan who disses L.A.