Gavin Newsom talks some sense about “high speed” rail….belatedly…..

It is about time that the chimerical ideal of a “high-speed” rail line from SF to Los Angeles was abandoned by our out-of-touch elites.

Newsom has finally said that the emperor has no clothes.

The facts are that a “high-speed” rail line is not only too expensive to build, has the opposition of landowners and will have ticket prices that will be unaffordable for ordinarly people.

Instead, how about improving the existing rail structure to offer a service which, while beating the bus service times, is subsidized, so inexpensive to use, and is a pleasure to take?