A Boon to the Bullet Train?
California is voting in November on a $10 billion bond measure that would start the process of building a bullet train line (top speed: 220 MPH) in ...
California is voting in November on a $10 billion bond measure that would start the process of building a bullet train line (top speed: 220 MPH) in the state, the first of its kind in the country. Most observers have expressed skepticism that the proposal will pass. California has huge budget problems right now, so adding more debt sounds like a non-starter.
I'm having second thoughts about that analysis, however, since reading that Amtrak ridership hit record levels in May. Could high gas prices make this the perfect time for voters to approve a massive passenger rail experiment?
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Ohio AG Sues Feds over Obamacare Fee1 hour ago
Sheldon Silver to Be Replaced1 hour ago
Judge Refuses to Throw Out Rick Perry's Criminal Charges1 hour ago
Indiana Governor Clarifies State-Run Media Plan1 hour ago
Tennessee Seeking Hemp Farmers1 hour ago
More Conservative Than Most, Indiana's Medicaid Alternative Wins Approval13 hours ago