Tag: high-speed rail
California Bullet Train Bridge a “Horrible Sequence of Mistakes”
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s diminished dream of connecting the city of Merced (population 83,964) to Bakersfield (population 390,233) has hit a snag. Several steel cables in a 636-foot-long bridge built to support construction of the project have corroded and snapped, forcing a new work stoppage on the years-long delayed project.
California’s Delta Water Tunnel Is a $15.9 Billion Money Pit
As we noted, the economic rigors brought on by the pandemic failed to halt the massive underground tunnel that would pump water from the San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California. The original “WaterFix” was a pet project of Gov. Jerry Brown and called for two tunnels. Rebranded the “Delta Conveyance Project,” it...
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California Tunnel Vision Survives the Pandemic
As we noted, the current pandemic has failed to lock down spending on California’s vaunted high-speed rail project. The pandemic has also failed to halt the massive underground tunnel that would pump water from the San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California. The so-called “Waterfix” was a pet project of Gov. Jerry Brown,...
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Even in Reverse, California’s Bullet Train Rips Off Landowners and Taxpayers
It’s all about spending, expanding government, and ruling-class privilege.
Another Really Bad Idea in Illinois
California isn’t the only state with a federal government-funded bullet train project that will never live up to expectations.
WaterFix Tunnels Deeper Hole for Taxpayers
Governor Brown’s legacy project will likely spike in cost.
High-Speed Rail and the Poverty of Obamanomics
Hard on the heels of his speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in which he jawboned the owners of private businesses to increase hiring in return for federal tax breaks and other subsidies, President Obama has included in his budget request for fiscal year 2012 a proposal to make a $8 billion down...
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