Opinion: HSR Boondoggle, revisited

Since 2008, when Californians passed Proposition 1A, I've written about two dozen columns in opposition to the High-Speed Rail that is projected as...

November 26, 2022
9:20 PM

Since 2008, when Californians passed Proposition 1A, I've written about two dozen columns in opposition to the High-Speed Rail that is projected as a statewide transportation system. Initially, I thought it was impractical because of the state's geography and geology. But, by 2010, I also opposed it because it seemed to be doomed financially. The proposition authorized the California High Speed Rail Authority to issue $9.95 billion in bonds to construct the system. But, by Nov. 3, 2010, the CAHSRA had only a small fraction of that amount granted by the state and the U.

James Glynn