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California´s bullet train (and biggest
boondoggle) is over budget by billions

Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/21/2018 10:58:38 AM

It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less. Welcome to what’s arguably the nation’s largest infrastructure project and California’s biggest boondoggle. The highly hyped bullet train has been a challenge from the start. No one thought it would be technically, financially and politically easy, but the way the project has been mishandled has some Californians fed up and demanding answers. Just this week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the organization charged with overseeing

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Future archaeologists will puzzle over rusted rails running through a vast desert, with no apparent destination.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/21/2018 11:09:03 AM     (No. 11517579)

Well, saprize saprize!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 1/21/2018 11:11:37 AM     (No. 11517581)

I want to go to Fresno in under three hours.
I need some more raisins.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair, 1/21/2018 11:18:42 AM     (No. 11517587)

California ... Testerday´s Technology Tomorrow !!!

Put that on a backdrop the next time a Cali politician gives a speech.

Hope the trains aren´t off schedule as much as the project.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/21/2018 11:19:49 AM     (No. 11517588)

It was destined to be a disaster. It´s government run. Government is Always the problem. Let Trump do it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/21/2018 11:29:47 AM     (No. 11517596)

A cluster**** and honey pot for the unions. You could buy everyone in the state airline tickets for years for what this thing is going to cost....maybe provide a chauffeured limo.

I never understood the need for this. Some countries that have them seem to work though I am suspicious about how much their government is subsidizing them.

Also, to be truly high speed, it would not have any stops. I suspect if this disaster ever gets built, every town in Cali will scream for train to stop in their city. There is also no way it could even come close to paying its way without Cali taxpayers put on the hook to keep it from going bankrupt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/21/2018 11:29:55 AM     (No. 11517597)

High speed rail across the state is a lot of train crossings for accidents. Then speed is good for derailments, and passengers attract terrorists. What is the improvement over shuttle air service, which is flexible? Service can be ramped up or down, according to demand, and plane routes changed. Shuttle air service is privately funded. Bullet trains are publicly funded, and subsidized. The bullet train idea is a boondoggle, along with the surface rail, which improves nothing over shuttle buses.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 1/21/2018 11:34:55 AM     (No. 11517604)

It would be less expensive - - more efficient - - and far more comfortable - -

- - to give every Kalifornian who wanted to travel between LA-LA and SF a chauffeured, door-to-door limousine ride - - even in a battery-powered car - - if one could go that far.

Gee - - why didn´t Jerry and his socialist advisors think of that?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribald1, 1/21/2018 11:43:48 AM     (No. 11517613)

Leftists love trains.
Seeing thousands of people obediently lining up to get crammed into filthy cans, then lining up to leave like the livestock that the left views them as.
Herding their lesser around makes them feel powerful.
It also helps if they are trained for the inevitable time when the train goes to a different destination because their usefulness had expired.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: harper, 1/21/2018 11:48:16 AM     (No. 11517620)

I hear that "specialists" from Venezuela are being recruited.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/21/2018 12:00:33 PM     (No. 11517635)

The "Train to Nowhere."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uponthecouch, 1/21/2018 12:00:48 PM     (No. 11517636)

The whole reason for Civil Engineers is so that the public will trust them. The bonds represent a multi-decade trade of future money for current pleasantness, if the trust is broken - as it is - then all future infrastructure is in danger.

You have to know when to walk away. Personally I think all transpo projects should be self-funded, as in profitable from rider funds.

Otherwise it is not yet a priority.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/21/2018 12:04:50 PM     (No. 11517646)

All the Californicators need training pants.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/21/2018 12:05:12 PM     (No. 11517647)

It will never happen. Not ever. It will fizzle and die, and along with it those who were in love with it. It was doomed from the start.

This is the stuff that will eventually sink the Democrats in California. Even many Democrats disagree with what has been going on...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/21/2018 12:06:53 PM     (No. 11517649)

Only the very ignorant paint all Californians with a C with the same brush.

/s/Native Californian

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/21/2018 12:14:02 PM     (No. 11517664)

I wonder how many new Rat millionaires there are in the California political class? And friends and family? Rats can´t do anything without ´Getting their share of the pie.´

´´...over budget by billions´´ is the first clue.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/21/2018 12:42:33 PM     (No. 11517690)

If ever completed, the maintenance cost will be so high that every ticket will have to be subsidized. Bullet trains are not cheap to operate. Armies of people have to inspect constantly.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dvc, 1/21/2018 12:42:33 PM     (No. 11517691)

What a surprise. I would have bet $1000 that they were going to do this.

California voters and California politicians are really world class idiots. I know that there are a lot of good folks in Cali, but the fruits and nuts have turned everything in to such a fiscal and civil rights disaster (free speech and gun rights largely cancelled, and more) that it is pretty sad to see.

Born in Cali, but left many decades ago. What a shame they are wasting the money that is needed to maintain and expand their existing road system on this stupid boondoggle. That much money put into new and improved highways would be able to move millions of more people AND cargo, instead of a few people and ZERO cargo on this stupid train- if it is ever built.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Folsomguy, 1/21/2018 12:44:59 PM     (No. 11517692)

There is only enough water being captured and stored for 20 million people, the dams are bursting and some crumbling but the idiot governor thinks it´s smart to build a bullet train from Frisco to Bakersfield. Go figure...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: greggojo, 1/21/2018 12:58:17 PM     (No. 11517702)

You know what? If they could have built something, it didn´t have to be a bullet train, just something, that went from the Central Valley to Silicon Valley, it would have made sense. But oh no. They had to have a super train that cost a fortune and went hundreds of miles an hour. Compare and contrast the absolute morass engulfing the bullet train to the keep on trucking southern border wall prototypes that are moving along, things are happening, it looks like they´ve picked a winner for the prototype for places where an actual wall will be built. That´s what we get (aka win)by electing a "can do" builder as president, as opposed to a "can´t do" Democrat politician.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 1/21/2018 1:16:20 PM     (No. 11517716)

So, if they maintain the same pace we are talking an estimated $4,250.00 per man, woman, and child in construction costs. Okay, maybe the 74% who voted for this felt they could live with it.
Here is the problem I see. Cost of a ticket is an important factor. According to Expedia it costs $80.00 to fly that route. CALI Bullet train tickets, as told by the State, would cost, using the most recent figure $86.00, with the State estimating a 22 cent per mile cost per passenger. France´s bullet costs 52 cents per mile and Germany´s cost is sightly higher. Amtrak´s Acela costs 50 cent per mile but it´s not a bullet train. so if you use the two bullet trains that are running and not subsidized the CALI train´s tickets would cost $215.00 not the $86.00 the state says it will. This baby is going to suck money for the next seven generations. My recommendation, it´s in a hole and they better stop digging. But what does Brown care, he won´t be around.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/21/2018 1:54:20 PM     (No. 11517757)

If this was owned and being built by a Private company, how many endangered species would be found along the trains route to stop construction?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: qwerty, 1/21/2018 3:51:06 PM     (No. 11517857)

#2 you really aren´t serious are you? FRESNO???I live here and am looking for a way out.
Bullet train? ha. Never gonna happen. It was doomed from the start. Just think, even at best a ticket is $100 then you gotta factor in the rental car and the wait time for the next train to get where ever. I can drive from La La to swampfrisco just as quick as the train and have my own transportation when I get there.
Just what is so important to possibly shave off 2 hours if that much?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: horacer, 1/21/2018 4:03:00 PM     (No. 11517864)

I would support letting Asian, Chinese and Japanese, companies bid on and build these projects. They have far more experience and expertise. That is if we´re serious about upgrading infrastructure. If all we want is more corruption and wasted taxpayer money let´s keep doing what we´re doing.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/21/2018 4:34:24 PM     (No. 11517892)

Stop salivating. It isn’t going to happen. It isn’t going to get to “maintenance” stage. It’s dead. Just hasn’t been given last rites, but close.

"California voters and California politicians are really world class idiots.”

CORRECTION: A majority of California voters, sufficient to elect Dem politicians and narrowly approve a boondoggle like this, based on bogus information, are really world class idiots.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/21/2018 4:43:03 PM     (No. 11517897)

Sometimes states and their leaders get swept up into excessive optimism and then obligate taxpayers in a cause. We in Texas sadly remember the Supercollider Semiconductor. It was an attractive idea, seemed doable and affordable with big rewards. But, it expensively fizzled. Anyone who cares to read about it, here´s a link. Anyway, California, we´ve been there and are sympathetic.
https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/how-texas-lost-the-worlds-largest-super-collider/

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/2/2018 12:09:10 PM     (No. 11531408)

They´re trying to pull the same scam in Texas.

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Posted By: MissMolly- 2/18/2018 4:40:09 AM     Post Reply
Now that the gun control advocates have had their fifteen minutes of fame, let’s start focusing on the real issues impacting the rise in school shootings since that infamous day in Columbine in 1999. Issue number one that no one in the mainstream media or government wants to acknowledge: fatherlessness. Specifically, the impact of fatherlessness on the boys who grew up to become school shooters. Dr. Warren Farrell, author of the new book The Boy Crisis, explains: Minimal or no father involvement, whether due to divorce, death, or imprisonment, is common to Adam Lanza, Elliott Rodgers, Dylan Roof and Stephen Paddock. In the


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