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California Rail Fail
California Rail Fail
In California, the Trains Never Run on Time

California’s high-speed rail project has always been about politics, not economics.

California Rail Fail
Greens Steaming as CA Gov. Brown Chases Bullet Train

California Governor Jerry Brown’s beloved bullet train project has had a rough go of it lately. As public support for it has plummeted, he has inadvertently antagonized the environmentalists in his base while it gets tossed around by the courts. A pending appellate court review on Brown’s access to $8.6 billion in bond money will decide the next chapter in the bullet train saga, which stands today about where it did two years ago: without a credible source of funding or a good justification for why it’s necessary.

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