Route 66 first connected the metropolises of Los Angeles and Chicago in 1926. A more recent connection is the ownership of the two cities major newspapers. The Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times are both under the umbrella of the Tribune Company. It is easy to see that these two publishers don’t see eye to eye.
An editorial in the Chicago Tribune implores Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to stop promoting high-speed rail in the Prairie State. The newspaper submitted the California High-Speed Rail fiasco as exhibit A. The Los Angeles Times thinks that spending taxpayer dollars for this boondoggle is still a great idea; even after learning that the time to completion has doubled, and the estimated cost has tripled – in just 3 years.
The Los Angeles Times should take some advice from its older sibling and get off the rails.
- California bullet train is worthy gamble according to the Los Angeles Times (ricrx.wordpress.com)