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Is Newsom’s high-speed rail a boondoggle?

One has always suspected that this project, if completed, would only be affordable to the wealthy.

So why are taxpayers funding it?

We need real rail service, affordable rail service. There is a lot to be said about being on a slow moving train, such as scenery.

When I was on the Shinkansen, scenery whizzed by me….

“The project is not proceeding according to a robust plan, which results in waste and other inefficiencies,” said Bent Flyvbjerg, a business expert in mega projects at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and IT University of Copenhagen. “Given the political divisions, the cost growth, the schedule delays and the lack of a sound future revenue source, this project is going to the graveyard of famous boondoggles.”

Read more in the San Diego Times.

Chinese high-speed rail